A fatal accident occurred in Lamont at a water well drilling facility. According to the authorities, a man suffered a head injury from a fall after being struck by equipment. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the situation. This accident is heartbreaking and unexpected. It shows that accidents can happen at any time and at any workplace. In order to minimize these accidents, employers need to establish good safety and health programs that their employees can use.
It is impossible to prepare for every risk at a worksite. No matter how many dangers are contained, new ones may be lurking just around the corner. Something as small as a frayed wire or a faulty piece of equipment can cause serious injury and even death. Rather than try to account for all these dangers, it is important to teach employees how to recognize them. Safety and health programs should be designed so that employees can recognize potential accidents beyond the common ones of their workplace. When teaching employees about their work environment, they should be familiar and comfortable with it. This helps them see possible hazards that were impossible to predict.
At Hard Hat Training, we design trainings that can be easily implemented into your company’s safety and health program. During the design process, we want to remember that we can’t foresee every accident or hazard. With that in mind, we strive to teach new and veteran employees how to recognize the hazards around them. We teach safety principles that can be applied to any workplace and any situation. This allows employees to make their own educated determinations about safety while on the job.