For a self-paced, guided learning experience
Duration: 1.5 hours
Prevention is better than cure. This quote applies well in a workplace situation to prevent incidents and accidents at the workplace. It is a common misconception that individuals working in hazardous environment alone are prone to injuries. However, this is not true. In spite of all the safety precautions that we take, there is always a high probability of sustaining injuries at the workplace.
Accidents and injuries to employees can have a direct impact on the business such as the loss of time and the resulting downtime costs associated with it. On the other hand, the absence of an employee from work due to an accident may result in low confidence levels and loss of morale for the employee.
In an effort to manage the consequences, it is important to understand and study workplace hazards, the larger consequences of accidents for the business as well as its employees, the importance of reporting accidents promptly and the ways in which accidents can be avoided.
This course will focus on the nature and prevention of accidents at the workplace and will highlight the importance of reporting accidents. In addition, the course will also focus on ways to prevent accidents at the workplace.
Employees should be aware of workplace hazards and the ways to prevent them effectively. Here, in this course, we will discuss the ways in which you can deal with accidents and injuries at the workplace as outlined below:
- Accidents—How they occur
- Accidents—Costs and Impact
- The Accident Pyramid
- Reporting Accidents
- Prevention of Accidents
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the cause of accidents
- Describe the cost associated with accidents and how they affect productivity
- Describe the measures that can be undertaken to prevent accidents
- Explain the importance of reporting accidents.
This course is meant to benefit:
- Industrial workers including employees, contractors and management personnel prone to hazards in the form of accidents and health issues
- Employees and management personnel interested in learning more about workplace safety
- Social workers and common public interested in learning more about safety and health standards