There are plenty of suggestions for employers in North Carolina for things they can do to promote and maintain worker safety in their organization. However, have you ever considered what you could do to participate in protecting yourself and your colleagues? At Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C., we have been able to provide support to people who have been injured in accidents at their workplace.

One of the most important things you can do to stay safe at work is to actively participate in training provided by your employer regarding procedures and protocols for handling risks and dealing with hazards. Your awareness of what your responsibilities are is imperative to your ability to operate in a manner that will allow you to be efficient and successful at your job without compromising the safety of yourself or others.

Safestart.com suggests that a useful and valuable tool in promoting safety among your colleagues is to encourage them. If you see someone not following protocol, extend a friendly reminder and perhaps include a bit of humor to lighten the mood. When you see someone being safe and implementing the required protocols, commend them. Studies show that organizations that foster an environment where workers are encouraged and praised are often much more productive and the employees have higher morale. You can participate in creating this type of safe and efficient environment through leading by example.

When you are actively promoting a safety culture and encouraging your coworkers to do the same, you can feel more confident in your ability to stay protected at work. For more information, if you have been injured at work, visit our web page.