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Safety And Health At Work

Safety and Health at Work

Safety and Health at work are very important to us at NWRTW. April 28th was World Day for Safety and Health at Work and is celebrated because a safe and healthy working environment is a fundamental principle and right at work.

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.

May 1-7 was National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on “Fall Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of “Fall Prevention.” Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about the other job hazards they face, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies and goals. It can also be an opportunity for employees to talk to management about other job hazards they see.

Why Occupational Health and Safety is Important

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) focuses primarily on protecting employees in the workplace from accidents, injuries, and exposure to harmful substances. While accidents can happen at any time, it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure that they take steps to reduce the risk of incidents and maintain a safe working environment. Making sure that all employees have the training, safety equipment, and other resources needed to work safely.

Occupational medicine is sometimes referred to as occupational health. As the name indicates, it refers to the branch of medicine that involves maintaining the health and safety of workers and employees, ensuring injuries at the workplace are well managed, and is focused on the treatment of workers injured at the workplace.

At Northwest Return to Work (NWRTW) we are dedicated to caring for workers and employees injured at the workplace, and thereby stand by and are dedicated to Health and Safety in the Workplace.

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