Working in industries such as construction, oil, and gas, manufacturing, renewable energy, and utilities are a concern amid coronavirus. California has the most cases in the U.S., which is why employees’ safety should be the utmost priority in these trying times. In this blog, we’ll cover the essential safety measures that every industry should implement to ensure employees’ safety in the workplace.
We all know the usual personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be used every day like hard hats, vests, boots, etc. However, the proper and ongoing use of PPE, such as goggles, face masks, and gloves are especially essential during the pandemic.
Not only should PPE be worn, but highly visible signage should be placed in lobbies, break rooms, bathrooms, and work sites to remind employees to take proper safety precautions.
Need to have a team meeting? Conduct a Zoom meeting with your team! It’s convenient and is great for accommodating social distancing.
Reducing Fatigue and Exhaustion
Fatigue and heat exhaustion, especially during the summer are issues safety workers face. One way to reduce fatigue and exhaustion is to encourage workers to stay hydrated, drink water regularly, and take frequent breaks.
Safety education and training is critical and needs to be ongoing, not only when there is an incident. At Extreme Safety, we offer a variety of safety training courses. However, we are not currently holding trainings due to the pandemic. We will announce when it is safe to resume trainings. In the meantime, it’s a good idea to hold weekly safety discussions with all of your employees.
We hope that these essential safety measures to ensure employees’ safety help you protect and educate your workers. At Extreme Safety, your safety is our business! Call Today: 310-856-0166 or shop on our website. Essential Safety Measures to Ensure Employee Safety.