Safety tip: who’s responsible for safety first?

Dec 10, 2020
Written by wpengine

It’s important for employees to understand that the obligation of operating a safe workplace lies with them first.

While it’s true that their employer must provide equipment and the tools they need to do their jobs, employees must take the responsibility to use them safely and to point out hazards that need correction.

Otherwise, employees and management can become complacent and that can lead to needless accidents.

If an employee doesn’t have the proper tools or training to perform tasks without risk, it is their responsibility to ask for attention and hold management accountable for their safety and that of the entire workforce.

Think of your safety by taking responsibility for it and that of your co-workers.

Safety comes first not just at work but all around us in life. Diminishing the priority to live and work safely creates the chance that you, your co-workers, friends and family could be needlessly put at risk of injury or worse.

WR employs Rick Means as Director of Safety and Education. He’s available to association members to help draw up safety plans and suggest topics for safety meetings. Contact him at 360-943-9198 x118, or [email protected]