Responsibilities of Employees on their safety at work

It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that their employees are safe at their work places

Responsibilities of Employees on their safety at work

It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that their employees are safe at their work places but this does not mean that the employees do not have roles that their play to make sure that they are safe at their work place.

According to The Occupational Safety and Health Act, No. 15 of 2007 and revised in 2010, the duties of an employee in safe guarding their own safety include:

  1. Ensure his own safety and health and that of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at the workplace; 
  2. Co-operate with his employer or any other person in the discharge of any duty or requirement imposed on the employer or that other person by this Act or any regulation made here under; 
  3. At all times wear or use any protective equipment or clothing provided by the employer for the purpose of preventing risks to his safety and health; 
  4. Comply with the safety and health procedures, requirements and instructions given by a person having authority over him for his own or any other person's safety;
  5. Report to the supervisor, any situation which he has reason to believe would present a hazard and which he cannot correct; 
  6. Report to his supervisor any accident or injury that arises in the course of or in connection with his work; and 
  7. With regard to any duty or requirement imposed on his employer or any other person by or under any other relevant statutory provision, co-operate with the employer or other person to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with.

By following the above guidelines the employees contribute towards their safety and safety of others who are at their work place. Safety comes first and everyone at the work place should strive to make sure that they are safe. 

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