At SaferMe we believe strongly in organisation leaders leading by example and making safety a real priority – not just paying lip service to it.
In 2020 we are also encouraging workers to step up their proactive awareness around the risks they face in their work. This on-the-ground awareness is a crucial ingredient to workers staying safe. We’re proud to offer a product that helps provide realtime information to workers that makes them safer.
A good starting point in increasing this knowledge is by understanding the risks and common causes of accidents in the specific role you work with. How frequent are those incidents across all companies in your niche?
The latest statistics from the US Bureau of Labor tell a clear story about accident trends – and it is primarily falls, slips and trips; transportations accidents, exposure to harmful environments or substances, and contact with dangerous materials that cause a large share of deaths and serious injuries across all industries.
How about the most dangerous industries to work in?
This detailed piece by USA Today has taken the Bureau of Labor’s statistics and listed the top 25 dangerous industries to work in.
At the top of the pile – the most hazardous – are:
– logging / forestry works;
– fishing and fisheries;
– waste management / recycling.
Other prominent industries include farming – which figures in the top 10 in this list and is a badly affected industry in New Zealand – where the new year recently began with six workplace deaths in six days.
If you are working in any of these industries take extra care this year – don’t settle on completing health and safety paperwork – make sure you and all of your colleagues are across the main risks you face, that you wear appropriate safety equipment for the job and that you are promoting safe behaviours when on site.
To understand how proactive mobile alerting can help keep you and your colleagues safer at work – read more about SaferMe here.