Healthcare professionals have one of the highest rates of health problems and occupational accidents. This is owing to the type of work they undergo, with 'round-the-clock caregiving’ and a constant exposure to high-pressure situations. These environments can lead to physical and mental exhaustion, chronic illnesses and injuries.
This article will be looking at the common occupational hazards for healthcare professionals, and why coverage is important.
Chemicals in the workplace must be considered for consequences of spills before they happen. Advance preparation can prevent a small spill from becoming a tragedy. Before handling any chemical, become familiar with a chemical's hazards including hazards of a clean-up. Read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and use appropriate safeguards to prevent a spill in the first place. Have the proper emergency equipment or spill kits before a spill happens for each family of chemicals.
The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has developed a sophisticated set of certification programs to help business owners like you make smart, safe decisions about their hires.
Not to alarm you, but don't take choosing a personality test lightly. According to the research in my book Cracking the Personality Code, today there are around 2,500 cognitive and personality tests on the market. So how do you decide which one to use?
Did you know your organization risks lawsuits if it fails to do proper due diligence in test selection? That's because there are a multitude of assessments available out there and the industry is totally unregulated.
To understand how to choose from the plethora of personality tests, it is helpful to understand the origins of these instruments.
It is important to ensure the correct selection of personal protective equipment is made as not all safety equipment will meet the same performance requirements or provide the same protection. When selecting the appropriate personal protective equipment, consideration should be given to elements such as: durability, permeability, abrasion resistance, burn resistance, insulation, cut resistance, size, comfort, and the ability to be cleaned.
Policies and procedures need to be written to outline the hazards relating to eye protection. All employees and visitors entering an area or are performing a function which may expose them to hazards such as flying particles, hazardous substances, and harmful light or other rays of radiation, must wear eye protection.
Some employees have problems when it comes to work load responsibility. These employees may be those that simply do not want to do more than they are supposed to do within the stipulated daily work time. However, as an employer you would need to ass whether this is a real condition or if the employee has genuine problems handling a particular work load. Employees that are overloaded feel that they are either not getting paid enough for their work or that they simply can not handle all the work that they are given even if they were to get an increase in salary.
In cases of overload, where an employee feels that s/he has been working more than the compensation offered overtime payment may arise. As an employer you may want to pay your employee extra to make sure that s/he continues to perform well. Sometimes it is just the matter of being paid more that helps an employee work more and take on a greater load. Remember, more money can do wonders. Naturally, employees that put in greater efforts and a greater number of work hours also need to be compensated. So, you justifiably need to pay an employee extra if s/he is willing to work on assignments that take more than the stipulated work-time.
Payroll is one of many accounting transactions that manages the method of paying employees for their services. This happens after processing the several requirements for holding back money from the employee in order to pay payroll taxes, insurance premiums, employee benefits and other deductions. The process involves calculating the amount due to each employee, such as hourly wages, commission from sales, reimbursements and so on, either by using a standard per diem rate or based on amounts actually spent by the employee.
Driving a vehicle is probably the most overlooked safety event in one's life. Personal vehicles are driven to have employees arrive at work, to take kids to soccer practice, and even to deliver goods to customers. Basic precautions take a few moments to check. Millions of people are killed each year.
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