Hey, Don’t You Underestimate the Importance of Safety Equipment in the Mining Industry!
If you are interested to work in the mining sector, certainly you have to embrace all the firm regulations and procedures on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Yes, working in mining has a relatively high risk of incidents. Therefore, ignorant behavior towards such matters can cause you your safety, even your life.
The first thing you need to look into is the use of safety equipment. Remember, a safe and healthy workplace starts with the awareness and care of its workers of their own safety and health by using the provided safety equipment. Many incidents in mining occurred due to the ignorant behavior of their workers towards the provided safety equipment. Also, some incident cases were caused by incomplete use of the provided safety equipment, so the risks are not effectively mitigated and can still cause harm to the workers.
At the same time, mining companies must provide all essential safety equipment, including Personal Safety Equipment (PPE) in accordance with the prevailing national health and safety standard, namely gloves, masks, helmets, safety shoes, special purpose uniforms, and safety glasses. By providing the best facilities and equipment, safety and health risks in the workplace can be minimized. So, always pay attention to your supervisors’ orders to wear the appropriate PPE correctly and in complete manner.
However, it needs more than just equipment. Monitoring activities towards the compliance of all workers to the set OHS procedures is a must. This routine monitoring is specifically targeted to eliminate careless behaviors of workers which may affect others. One example is workers who suddenly out of focus in carrying out their duties can cause work accidents that endanger other team members. To prevent this, strict supervision is needed.
Last but not the least, you must keep an eye on any updates on the latest OHS standards. Yes, OHS regulations and standards will be updated from time to time based on lesson learned from previous incidents or forward-looking best practices. So, make sure you always be updated on the most recent OHS standards. Make sure you get the latest one and avoid obtaining information or news from questionable or obsolete sources!
By: Corporate Communications PT ABM Investama Tbk.