Whether you work in an office in Hollywood, at a manufacturing facility anywhere in South Florida, in a transportation where you spend most of your time on the road or in any other kind of workplace, you deserve a safe job site and deserve not to be injured at work. While the specific safety requirements for every type of work can vary widely, there are some safety tips which all workers can use to keep their workplaces safe:
- Keep your focus on work: Distracted work can be as deadly as distracted driving. Checking your phone or messages while working makes you less efficient, making it harder for you to catch up on all your projects. Worse, distracted work can be dangerous. If you work with heavy machinery, distraction can lead to crushing injuries, amputations, another serious injuries. Even in an office, distraction can lead to falls and other types of injuries.
- Be in the best possible physical condition for work: Outside of work, maintain your physical health. Working towards a healthy weight and exercising regularly can build a strong core, which can make you more flexible and stronger. This can make it easier for you to complete work tasks without getting exhausted and without pulling muscles. Being healthy and strong can also reduce your risk of strains and other injuries. If your work is physically demanding, make sure you consult with your doctor regularly to ensure you are not putting your health in jeopardy.
- Keep your work space clean and organized: A disorganized work space can hide all kinds of dangers. A mess can cause trip and fall injuries as well as other injuries and can make it harder for you to complete your tasks.
- Ask questions: If you have questions about your job, workplace safety, or anything else, ask. It is better to find out and do a job correctly than get injured. You especially want to ask additional questions when a new machine, process, or task is assigned to you.
- Always follow safety and work procedures: Your workplace should have safety guidelines of some sort as well as work procedures or best practices. Get familiar with them and make sure to follow the proper protocol. The rules are there for your safety and your efficiency as a worker.
- Never take shortcuts: Whether you’re considering speeding a little to get to your next delivery on time or you’re not checking that all the machines are shut at the end of the day, taking any sort of shortcut can be dangerous for you and your coworkers. Get the job done right and safely.
If you have been injured in the workplace, you may qualify for workers’ compensation or you may have a claim against a third party. To find out more, Contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Hollywood workplace injury attorney. We have offices in Hollywood, Miami, and Homestead to better serve the entire South Florida area and if you are too injured to travel we may be able to come visit you for appointments.