National Safety Council reported that 104,000,000 production days were lost due to work-related injuries in 2017. The top workplace injury events that resulted in lost workdays were found to be overexertion, contact with objects and equipmentslips, trails, and falls. This shows an increasing need for employers to carefully analyze the work activities performed at their workplace and prepare safety and health management programs for their employees.  

Measures to provide a secure work environment 

Every organization requires business leaders and owners who understand the significance of having a health and safety management system that manages, implements, and maintains employee health and safety principles with respect to the tasks performed at the workplace. 

Employers can take the following measures to promise a secure workplace to their workers: 

  1. Identify organizational responsibilities to protect employee health and safety 
  2. Perform risk assessment programs where all worker duties and tasks are analyzed 
  3. Assess certifications required to perform designated activities 
  4. Prepare an occupational health plan and educating employees about it 
  5. Train employees about tools and equipment involved in their work that can be risky to handle and can result in injury or hazardous events 
  6. Review health management programs on an annual basis to ensure they are still relevant 
  7. Engage employees in the development of safe procedures 
  8. Communicate all such plans including emergency exits, hazardous materials, protective equipment, machine handling, and instructional training to all new and existing employees in the most efficient manner. 

 

How to achieve such measures 

Job analysis has proved to be one of the most important steps for achieving occupational safety and health in the workplace. The main reason for this is that while analyzing a job, the supervisors, managers, and HR professionals describe it in terms of the duties and tasks performed on the job and the competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) required to be demonstrated by the worker 

As job analysis goes into such depth of the worker’s activities, it is easier for the management to not only define the work performed on the job but to identify the business processes involved in getting it done and the materials that are handled in that activity’s completion. All such factors are identified, discussed, and documented during a job analysis process. 

 

Value added to occupational health through job analysis 

Performing job analysis to achieve a safe and healthy workplace environment does not only benefit the employee but it has a positive impact on the business in the following ways: 

  1. Economic Growth
    Organizations that have health and safety programs and training for their employees report lesser off-days which results in overall workforce productivity, efficiency, and reduced costs.
  2. Legal Compliance
    It becomes easier for organizations to comply with federal laws and regulations regarding worker’s health such as the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and avoid any lawsuit in case of any injury accidents.
  3. Moral and Ethics
    Employees that feel welcomed and looked after by their employer tend to be more productive, present, and efficient. Such an environment promises that business leaders are genuinely concerned with their worker’s mental, physical, and emotional health. 

 

How Aidematic makes job analysis easier 

Aidematic is a workforce experience platform that leverages a cloud-based platform and offers smart job profiles to your supervisors and employees. Now you can perform brainstorming sessions, observe employees on the job, and survey different job dimensions. The data gathered in the job analysis process can be digitally stored and distributed to your employees in the form of job profile hubs.

This way you can offer an interactive tool to your employees that allow access to all job information including duties, tasks, and competency requirements. Another feature Aidematic adds to your smart job profile is media attachments so that you can attach digital media files to specific jobs for describing occupational health guidelines and safety measures. These attachments can be accessed and played back by your employees from any location and device.

The system notifies the employee in case any changes are made to the job profile so that employees can timely adopt these changes. An interactive discussion board is provided as part of every job profile hub where workers can discuss any concerns regarding their job information.

With Aidematic, you can create learning plans and courses and attach them to specific tasks and competencies of a job profile as well as specify the expiry of these courses and training. This allows you to monitor which tasks are provisioned with training and when do they expire so that they can be revised and updated.

 

Contact us today to receive an exclusive insight into Aidematic and how we can help you build a better job analysis solution for your workforce. 

 

 

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