Safety must be taken into account right from the design stage and must be kept in mind at all stages in the life of a machine: design, manufacture, installation, adjustment, operation, maintenance and eventual scrapping. As well as the moral obligation to avoid harming anyone, there are laws that require machines to be safe, and sound economic reasons for avoiding accidents.


Everyone associated with the workplace – from the most junior worker right through to the employer – should be actively involved in the surveillance of the working environment. Basic surveillance is carried out by simple observation, and every worker, from shop floor to senior administration, should be trained to identify those factors (potential or actual) which may affect workers’ health. Such training is necessary to enable the worker to report immediately to his or her direct supervisor any situation which can reasonably be thought to present an imminent and serious danger to life or health. In such a situation, the employer cannot require the worker to return to work until any necessary remedial action is taken.


Rapid changes in work life, as a consequence of globalization, bring new challenges to workers health, while classical risks are still present. There is also a growing number of small and medium enterprises in which health and safety knowledge, regarding planning, implementation and operation of these technologies, is insufficient and often missing.


Over time, due to the constantly growing technical and technological possibilities, constan improvement of specialist knowledge of employees is a must. We have bear in mind thet together with introducing new technologies new risks and hazards also appear. Therefore it is also very important to keep emploees and employers on track with recent legislative regulations concerning the OSH issuea as well as practical methods and protection measures developed in this field.


Investing in new OSH measures and equipment will bring real, countable profit not only to the company but also to employee and the entire society. Each year, six million workers suffer from non-fatal workplace injuries, resulting in an annual cost of more than $125 billion to United States businesses. Outside the primary objective of reducing injuries to people or property, proving the value of a safety system is an ongoing challenge for safety professionals and risk managers. Many find it difficult to financially justify discretionary investments in safety-related assets and training intended to reduce work-related injuries and insurance premiums. However this attitude change to more positive accorging to OSH awarenes improvement.

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