General Safety – Give New Co-workers Your Support
Getting a new employee started off on the right foot is very important. Statistics indicate that up to 60% of all job injuries occur to new employees with less than six months experience on the job. Repeated friendly reminders of safety procedures and work rules by a mentor can greatly reduce the chance of an accident with the new employee.
Remember: Help Your Co-Worker Do The Right Thing!!
How an experienced hand can help out:
Encourage the new hire to ask questions if he or she is not quite sure. Remember how hard it was to admit you didn’t know everything when you started a new job?
Volunteer to serve as a mentor to the new employee to assure that safe work procedures are understood and followed.
Point out locations of first aid kits, fire extinguishers, restrooms and break rooms.
If you spot the new worker doing something wrong, tactfully explain the proper procedures. It’s easier to do this if a “coaching” role has been assigned or agreed upon.
Perhaps most importantly, lead by example with correct work habits.
People helping people–lending hands for our safety.
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