The recent spate of accidents and rise in fatalities at workplaces suggest that some are not paying heed to the adage that ‘if safety is thought to be expensive, just try having an accident’.
Therefore, the decision to raise fines could not be timelier in the right sense in the present perspective.
Employees, working in different companies must be educated or trained on the importance of safeguarding themselves as well as-workers and should be shown too how they can go about doing this.
Much can be learned especially from the petroleum industry, especially offshore, where ignoring safety measures comes at a high concern.
The tendency for getting it wrong is especially enhanced in such an environment, which is why oil rigs take every measure to ensure that those who hire and those who work aboard follow the rules and regulations strictly.
The same should be implemented to all construction industries as well with a view to eradicating any chance of a major accident because it may happen anytime in this field and a big mass of employees can be affected badly.
More should be done in order to train workers properly so that the observance of safety parameters at the site becomes ingrained. The company that employs them should make sure the rules are adhered to with absolute attention.
This will contribute abundantly to the health of workers which, in turn, will aid productivity with safety and happiness.