Earlier today I was watching a movie about poisonous and hazardous chemicals and how they are handled in the workplace. It got me thinking about how prevalent dangerous chemicals are for workers. Now some countries have different perspectives on ensuring employee safety when handling chemicals of a dangerous nature… Countries such as Bangladesh, India, or China have less strict policies when it comes to safety and the safety of their employees. This isn’t much of a shock really, In fact many of these countries employ even children as young as 12 to work.
Working with chemicals deemed dangerous is a special designation and companies need to be sure that they are up to date and up to code. Some companies ensure that your WHMIS designations are up to date, while others ensure that you have proper safety precautions present when you encounter incidents like fire. It is important to make sure that you have made sure that your employees are safe… Whether its exposure to air born pollutants, chemicals, or even dangerous machinery. Employee safety is no joke.
A list of potential dangers include but are not limited to the following: falling, fires, chemicals, disease, cancers, exposure to hot things, cold things, and lesser experienced individuals. Safe workplaces are happy workplaces, especially in manufacturing, metals, and other industrial activities. If you feel as if you are not currently in line to have your company safe and up to date, please have a look at a designation from JHSC – PSHSA.ca.
Well, There are a lot of governmental resources available on the topic. What I have discussed here is really only a smallest of possibilities when it comes to workplace safety. There are so many different aspects to the industry, and different options when it comes to safety, that we need to ensure we are on top of things.