A New Zealand study has found that most employees are being put at risk because they don’t fully understand their workplace’s health and safety information, documentation and paperwork.
Two-thirds of the employees in the study did not fully understand written information about their employer’s health and safety policies and rules, hazard information, and safety procedures. Furthermore, 80% of employees were not able to accurately complete hazard report forms. The study also analysed the companies’ health and safety documents and found that they were inevitably highly complex in nature and used vocabulary that was unfamiliar to many employees in the study. To see the study click here
Extract from Workbase Study 2013