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How Daily Log Books Can Keep Your Workers Safe: February 2017

Every manager wants to create and maintain a safe workplace for employees. Ensuring worker safety reduces missed work time, boosts employee morale, and ultimately drives profits. But how you keep workers safe can vary quite a bit between job sites.

For example, if you run a package sorting center for a delivery company, your safety plan is going to need guidelines to prevent overexertion injuries (the #1 most common workplace injury). On the other hand, an office manager would have a different safety plan—one that prevents common office injuries, like repetitive motion injuries (#9 workplace injury).

These workplaces would also have site-specific factors that require additional, more individualized safety measures. While best practices for workplace safety are a great start, it's ultimately up to individuals to devise site-specific safety plans.

A daily log book is the best place to start that plan. Daily log books are just what they sound like: a book in which you can log daily activities. Maintaining records of job site activity is never a bad idea, and when it comes to safety it's a great tool to help you find potential problems.

The log book gives you information from which to create your safety plan. It forces you to look at and reflect on what's going on at your workplace so you can devise preventive measures.

Consider for a moment that you're walking the factory floor. You have several fork-lift drivers buzzing around in different directions. It wouldn't take much for a collision, just one distracted moment, or an involuntary swerve from one of the drivers.

Everyone would be much safer if there were predetermined lanes for the drivers. You resolve to bring this up at the next safety meeting.

Then a call comes in. One of your distribution centers is backed up and you go into crisis mode. The fork-lift idea fades away. Unless you're sitting down at the end of each day to log activity, there's a good chance that idea will slip your mind at the next safety meeting.

Safety Meeting Outlines provides log books for all needs: daily, weekly, and monthly. There's enough to try and remember for safety meetings. Don't leave possible accident prevention measures to chance by failing to log job site activity.

Safety Meeting Outlines provides employers in the construction and manufacturing industries with educational tools to keep the workplace safe. You can learn more about daily log books at our website or order them online!

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