Most employees feel a sense of urgency to go back to their ‘normal’ working spaces, but regardless of how urgent or important a job may be, nothing’s worth risking your safety.
Whether you are back to working in the office 100% or doing a hybrid work setup, know that you can make your workplace a safer place!
This World Day for Safety and Health at Work, take time to take care. Check out these 3 tips to stay safe and well at work:
Tip #1: Take time to stop your assumptions
Many accidents at the workplace can be easily prevented if people were to stop assuming that everything will be all right all the time.
According to Safety Talk Ideas, making assumptions is almost never a good thing to do—especially when dealing with workplace safety. It is better to reflect on the safety of each situation before taking action.
Think: Will the ladder topple over? Should I stack so many boxes together? Is it okay to remove my mask during the meeting? To ensure everyone’s safety at the workplace, avoid making assumptions and take that extra step to think of the consequences of situations.
Tip #2: Take time to check your attitudes toward safety
No one goes to work intending to get injured. Yet the attitudes you bring to work on any day can have a large influence on your own safety and the safety of people around you.
Do you do things the right way because you don’t want yourself and your workmates to get hurt, or you just want to get the job done in the easiest possible way? Do you take shortcuts, or you take workplace safety rules to heart?
Do you see these rules as mere dos and don’ts, or you see them as guide so you can come home safe to your family at the end of the day?
Safety experts from Sentis agree and emphasized that your mindset and your attitudes toward safety will influence your decisions and working behaviors. So, take the time to check your mindset toward safety and adjust accordingly so you can comply better.
Tip #3: Take time to pray for protection and safety
Before you begin your workday, always ask God to protect you from any harm that may come your way.
Pray that His physical and spiritual protection may be upon you and that He may shield you from any harm or trouble. Pray that He looks after your family and the people you work with.
Ask God to give you the traveling mercies, focus, and wisdom you need in any situation. Pray for the strength and heart to honor workplace safety rules and value God-given lives.
As you ask your Heavenly Father to hide you under His wings, be in faith that He is your refuge, and He will keep you safe.
“If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” (Psalm 91:9-11 NIV)
Do you need someone to pray with you as you seek God’s protection?