Business Legal Reports has published a new report.
According to them, forty percent of employees injured at work in the U.S. have been on the job for less than a year.
It seems like a high percentage, doesn’t it?
It is their opinion that new employees lack the knowledge and experience that is gathered by workers who have spent more time on the job.
They provide the following seven reasons why this is the case:
- Employers assume that new employees know more than they really do.
- New employees are often afraid to ask questions.
- New employees do not thoroughly understand the necessity of, or how to use required PPE.
- The workplace environment is new to them. New workers aren’t familiar with its hazards or what to do in an emergency.
- Employee training for a particular job often focuses on what to do, but neglects training about the job hazards to avoid.
- Employees do not know enough about hazardous substances in their workplace.
- The workplace does not send the message that Health and Safety is a high priority.
This might be a report based on U.S statistics and research, but dont you think it has a familiar ring to it?