Why Safety in 6S?
Safety should always be the topmost priority in every workplace. A safe working environment positively affects productivity and quality. A safe workplace creates a stress-free and healthy atmosphere where all workers feel safe and secure. A clean and
organized workplace can also make it easy to recognize and control potential hazards.
The first step to safety is identifying existing hazards and those which are likely to be present in the workplace. All employees must be aware of the different types of
workplace hazards and evaluate these hazards through
risk assessments or a
Job Safety Analysis (JSA). These prerequisite methods carry out standard safety procedures and necessary controls to reduce or eliminate these hazards.
Workers should also wear appropriate
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as an additional protection to hazards which are difficult to control or can not be eliminated. PPE includes hard hats, safety goggles, face
masks, insulated gloves, slip-resistant boots, and a lot more. The
use of PPE must be checked and other safety protocols must be disseminated to all workers through training and
Achieving 100% safety is never an easy task, but through incorporating safety to the original 5S method, you can help improve working conditions in your organization. Workers can not only focus on completing tasks for the day but can also habitually contribute
to the overall workplace safety.