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The laws worldwide says that your employer must protect your health and safety. The laws also says that you must not do anything that could harm yourself or other workers. Employers and workers need to work together to make a place of work safe. Your employer must tell you:
- if there is anything dangerous about your job;
- how to do your job safely;
- what is done to protect your health and safety;
- how to get first aid treatment;
- what to do in an emergency;
- provide things needed to protect you at work (such as, clothing and
In some jobs you can have your health checked if there is a danger of ill health because of your work. If, for instance, you work in a country such as the UK you can also see your employer's safety policy statement. Employers must have one if five or more people are employed; and also
- provide training to do your job safely;
It essential that training needs are constantly updated. It is essential that everyone is trained to do their job correctly. So changing jobs may require that the worker needs to have new or refresher training sessions.
First time workers
At this time of the year, many organisations worldwide will be taking in new, first-time employees. These young people may have a little knowledge of some workplaces where they have had work experience or a job whilst they have been studying. But all employers and work colleagues need to ensure that these young people have first class induction training to ensure that they know the hazards of their workplace and what the consequences are of not being health and safety conscious.
There are plenty of course being offered in many countries worldwide. You may find some listed in OSHWORLD's Diary of Events that may help to focus on the type of training needed.
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