"Good health is above Wealth". Yes, the proverb means it; if we are in a good health, we can achieve great things. This should also be practiced in an industry so that we can safeguard employers lives.
An organization's main success lies in its human resources, notably in industries like oil-gas, petroleum, mining etc. Studies have proved that the employees provided with high-end security and safe working conditions are known to have immense satisfaction in their jobs compared with the others who don't have safe environments. Hence this results in a reduced turnover rate of an organization.
Modern day organizations strictly follow all the safety measures to ensure the security of their employees and many of the organizations have well-trained occupational health and safety officers.
Lets now discuss the main duties and responsibilities of an occupational health and safety Officer:
The occupational health and safety officer of every organization should be observant for every potential problem that could cause serious injuries or even death in some cases. Some of the conditions like a wet floor, loose railings, defective electrical cords prove a danger to the employees. There are some important responsibilities like :
1. Observe for Safety in a workplace
As we all know "Prevention is better than Cure", this will be one of the main duties of occupational health and safety officer would be to monitor all the conditions that prove hazardous to the workers and prevent them.
For instance, ensuring workers follow all the rules and regulations while working in such an environment, one of the main beings, wearing their necessary outfits.All the machines are to be checked on a frequent basis,awareness should be given to the workers, in short, an occupational health and safety officer should be alert all the time.
2. Handling of emergency situations
Till now we were discussing the major problems which could occur in s workplace, now we'll see how to handle such a situation. The Occupational Health and Safety Officers are well-trained in handling such situations that need emergency action in case of injury, machine failure etc. The quick decision making skill is also an important factor.
3. Awareness program in employees
Workers should be aware of all the do's and do not's that should be followed in organizations.
The occupational safety and health officer should organize such programs so that the workers are fully aware of the different hazardous that occur in an organization.
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