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FIRE SAFETY AND SECURITY
FIRE SAFETY AND SECURITY
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FIRE SAFETY AND SECURITY
INTRODUCTION
Job safety and security is very essential in improving employee’s confidence and
competence, therefore, an employer should ensure appropriate staff training on health and safety.
Perhaps, in every nation it is a legal responsibility for the employer to ensure that workers
receive appropriate training on matters workplace health and safety, both job-specific and
general training. Clear instructions, information and advice should be given to employees on
how they should conduct themselves at the workplace (Underhill, & Quinlan, 2011, 397-421).
This training will be essential in;
Ensuring that employees are aware of how to work safely with minimal risks to their
health.
Avoidance of the financial costs associated with accidents and occupational illnesses.
Developing positive culture on health and safety matters.
Reduction in illnesses associated with employee tasks and absence from work.
Also, the machines and equipment that employees use during their work have a tendency of
causing problems in the work environment. The machines and equipment require proper
maintenance so that they remain in proper working condition. This is of importance since it
ensures that employees’ safety is guaranteed. Provisions of many nations require that only those
employees who have received appropriate training use work machines and equipment so as to
minimize the risks that may arise as a result of inappropriate application of machines and
equipment (Burke, Clarke, & Cooper, 2011).
FIRE SAFETY AND SECURITY
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES IN ONTARIO PROVINCE,
CANADA
Basing on the legislations laid down in Ontario Province, Canada, specific actions would have
been taken to help in mitigation of occurrence of such incidents (Lay, et al, 2016, 119-128).
These may be broken down into the following categories health and safety measures;
i.Operations buildings safety
There should be proper housekeeping and maintenance in buildings where operations take place.
Buildings should meet construction standards, doors should be placed on the buildings to enable
free entry and exit, ladders clearances and stairs should be kept clean.
ii.Hazardous substances safety
Employ the use of warning signs, education and training to workers on how to handle hazardous
substances, proper storage, handling and use of substances, proper information programs during
emergencies, fire and explosion prevention, proper ventilation of buildings to enable free flow of
air, and the use of signs and labels on hazardous substances.
iii.Hazardous occurrence investigation, recording and reporting
Employ proper communication means that will enable investigations to be conducted
exhaustively and keeping proper records of the findings.
iv.Proper communication
Efforts are made to have proper communication means in place just in case emergencies occur so
that is easier to inform the emergency personnel. Also, interpretation services should be available
in the case of workers who come from diverse language and cultural backgrounds.
v.Temporary structures and excavations
Warning signs should be put in place indicating portable ladders and excavations. Safety nets
should be used and there should be proper housekeeping.
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