Many preventable occupational accidents and injuries result from human errors. It all boils down to the safety standards of the company and the enforcement of those regulations. Some employers in Oklahoma and elsewhere focus on profits instead of employee safety, often prompting human factors to come into play. It takes only one distracted worker to cause workplace injuries, not only to that person but also to co-workers.
Two of the often-neglected safety risks in all industries are proper planning and good housekeeping. When potential safety risks are addressed in the planning phase, employers can mitigate them. Preplanning can also include time management to prevent workers from taking shortcuts to meet deadlines. In turn, proper housekeeping and supervision can create a safety culture to deal with slip-and-trip hazards before they cause falls.