Often, when there is an accident in an office involving a number of employees, the first thing that comes under scrutiny is the workplace health and safety plan of the company. Organizations are often fined with severe penalties if it is found that they are liable for an accident and have been negligent in preventing it. To stress the importance of this fact, it is shown that workplace accidents are more common than one can imagine it. It is estimated to affect about 600,000 Australians every year. An organization’s workplace health and safety plans might be up to date but yet to need to keep revising it in order to find out what new technologies and policies they are not aware of. They also need to be constantly examining the workplace culture to find out how it can make their plan vulnerable and make improvements on it. Some of the things they could do is to reduce workplace stress. Stress lead often to more injuries in the workplace than can be imagined. The company needs to make efforts to get the employees relaxed and able to cope with stress mentally and physically. Other strategies that can be taken are outlined in the blog.
- Most times when there is an accident in the workplace involving employees, the first thing that is put under scrutiny is the workplace health and safety plan.
- Where an organization is found to be negligent and could have done its best to prevent an accident, it could be fined heavily.
- Many persons may think that their workplace safety plan is up to date but they might not be aware of new technologies and challenges in the workplace.
“Stress and tiredness can lead to a lack of concentration and then to potential accidents in the workplace. There should be a plan in place in the workplace to identify ways of reducing stress to therefore reduce workplace injury.”