In what appears to be a major disconnect with their supervisors, about one-third of U.S. workers do not feel adequately prepared for a workplace emergency, according to a National Safety Council poll.
Some 34% of the 2,000 survey responders said that they do not feel well-trained in workplace emergency procedures, including evacuations.
“A disaster can occur at any time, without warning, and workers must be ready to respond,” said John Dony, director of the Campbell Institute and director of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability at NSC. “Employers are responsible for ensuring not only a safe work environment, but also the proper training so employees return home every day safe and sound.”
But in a stark contrast to the worker responses, 75% of managers and supervisors said that their employees are well trained for possible emergencies.
At SCT, we offer training and services to make sure you or your employees are ready for any emergency that could arise. Sign up for our 4-hour CPR/First Aid Training course on November 15. Become Red Cross certified and learn invaluable skills that could help you save a co-worker’s life.
Our team of Occupational Safety and Health experts can also work with you to develop an Emergency Action Plan for your business that is specifically tailored to the needs of your business. This plan is yours to keep, and we will assist you in rolling out the plan to ensure all of your employees are properly trained to reach above and beyond any OSHA standards.
Send us a message or call us at 1-800-204-1729 to learn how we can make your business a safe and productive place to work.