-Follow all of the safety rules that your company has in place. If you climb trees and have to trim them, then you need to be sure that you follow all of the rules that were meant to keep employees safe. In other words, you wouldnt climb up a tree without the proper harnesses and hard hats, so dont think that youre tough and dont need to do these things. Pay attention when safety rules are put into place and be sure to follow them.
-Make sure that you have all of your safety gear on when its time. Say youre working in a factory that has high heat and the potential for you to get burned. Chances are that your company provides all kinds of safety gear for certain situations. Be sure to use this gear at all times as it can help you to prevent common workplace accidents and keep you safe all the time.
-You should also pay attention when youre working. Whether youre shredding paper, or driving heavy machinery, when you dont pay attention, you put yourself at much greater risk for an accident to happen.
Not only does your employer not want you to have an accident at work, but should you have an accident it can cause serious injuries and you might find that you suffer from long term physical damage that leaves you out of work for much longer than you can afford. You might also find that if an accident turns out to be your fault; your employer wont pay for your medical bills and may even terminate your employment.
The good news is that many common workplace accidents can be avoided when you pay attention to the rules and make sure to use all of the necessary safety equipment when its time. Stay alert and cautious if you have a dangerous job and always make sure that youre following safe procedures.