Requesting inspections, safety committees, policies and procedures and many other factors contribute to injury prevention in the workplace. SORM recommends that Texas State Agencies encourage their staff to exercise situational awareness in the workplace to avoid injuries. This is a good opportunity for agencies to develop or review policies pertaining to proper lifting, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and many others that best reflect injury prevention best practices. Please visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website for more information and resources regarding injury prevention.
- Update policies and procedures
- Request health and safety inspections as needed
- Train staff on health and safety best practices. Education is prevention!
The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) supplies this information in an effort to protect Texas State Agencies, the general public, and the state’s physical and financial assets by reducing and controlling risk in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. SORM’s goal for the Enterprise Risk Newsletter is to highlight specific seasonal risks and provide best practices for mitigating said risks.