Matt Savin, Safety Consultant, FRSA Self Insurers Fund
From the employee cutting a shingle while resting it on his leg to removing a safety guard on a saw, you might be surprised how these injuries happen. Of course, the most obvious answer is lack of training. While it is difficult to train every employee in proper use of the tools required for the job and even more difficult to impart common sense usage, it is incumbent on the employer to make sure the employees receive training on how to properly do their job. Properly training your employees to perform their daily tasks can take time but it shows your employees that your company has a standard that must be adhered to. You want to avoid a new employee bringing bad habits from prior employment and always take the time to show them the proper and safe way to perform a task. Read more.