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Safety

KEEPING YOU INFORMED! FEBRUARY’S SAFETY TOPIC

ACCIDENT REPORTING

How many times has an employee sustained an injury at work and not reported it only to find out later that it keeps getting worse and worse to the point that they now cannot go to work.

Ever had the thought, “Oh my shoulder is a bit sore, I’ll be all right, I’ll keep an eye on it, it should get better in the next few days.”
These are the type of comments SSP hears while investigating an incident from workers that have either run out of sick leave, or haven’t presented for work for a period of time due to their injury.

For workers it is all about reporting the incident as a record, to not only prevent injury to others, but also early intervention, seeking the treatment they need to get back to normal duties.

Our policy for SSP Employees states that you must report injuries as soon as possible to the host client and immediately to SSP. The most important reason that we ask to report all injuries is to allow us to arrange for prompt medical treatment. Proper medical care is important to reduce the possibility of a minor injury becoming worse.

Beyond the need for immediate medical treatment, there is another equally important reason to report all accidents and injuries. Accidents must be investigated and their causes found to prevent the same injuries from happening again to someone else.
The immediate result of an accident may be classified as minor, serious, or major, but they are all accidents. However, if the causes are not identified and corrected, the same conditions that caused the accident in the first place are still there waiting to cause another injury, perhaps with more severe consequences.

Experience tells us that for every serious accident, there are a greater number of minor accidents and near misses. When we ignore a minor accident or near miss, we are increasing the odds that a serious accident will occur. Accidents, whether they result in injury, are warnings that there are uncontrolled hazards.

SSP takes an active role in the safety and accident prevention of our employees by establishing an Annual Training Calendar. Each month has topics that coincides with trending safety issues and seasons, listed below are the training topics by month.

  • January: Covid-19 Housekeeping/ Reporting
  • February: Accident Reporting
  • March: Personal Protective Equipment
  • April: Safe Lifting / Back injury Prevention
  • May: Working around Machinery
  • June: Sexual Harassment
  • July: Emergency Action Plan
  • August: Fire Prevention
  • September: Dock Safety
  • October: Slip, Trips and Falls
  • November: Slip, Trips and Falls Continued
  • December: Blood Bourne Pathogens

Safety training is designed to work with your Corporate Safety Program. Safety Programs and Certifications can be completed with our assistance. Listed below are a few Safety Training Topics.

  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Prevention
  • Forklift Training
  • Workers Comp Claims Management
  • Computer Work Station Safety
  • Confined Space
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Hazardous Spills
  • DOT Hazmat General Awareness
  • Emergency Planning
  • Eye Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Hand and Power Tool Safety
  • Hand Wrist and Finger Safety
  • Hazardous Communications
  • Lock Out Tag Out
  • Machine Guard Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Repertory Protection and Safety

The Facts

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Individuals of any gender can be the target of sexual harassment. Unlawful sexual harassment does not have to be motivated by sexual desire. Sexual harassment may involve harassment of a person of the same gender as the harasser, regardless of either person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.