Definition and Meaning of Workplace Safety

There are various kinds of occupations that an individual chooses to earn his/her living. Some of those occupations are considered dangerous from the perspective of personal heath, whereas some occupations are somewhat less dangerous and are considered harmless. Workplace safety is the biggest concern for any individual while adopting any occupation. People prefer to adopt such occupations that are considered less dangerous. The reason is that health is the most precious asset for a person. Employees’ level of productivity is linked directly to the level of protection that they feel while at work (Hayes, Perander, Smecko, &amp. Trask, 1998). If employees feel safe at work, their level of productivity increases as they can focus on their work properly. On the other hand, concerns over safety adversely affect their levels of concentration and productivity.

However, sometimes people have to adopt such occupations that are most vulnerable to personal safety. Construction related occupations fall into the category of those occupations that are considered dangerous. The reason is that construction-related occupations have many concerns regarding workers’ safety. As Cullen (2002) states, “most jobs have expected, known hazards” (p. 7). For example, many laborers and even engineers while working lose their lives falling accidentally from high roofs of multistory buildings. In the same way, sometimes electricians suffer deadly electric shocks when they forget to apply appropriate security measures regarding electric current while doing electric work in new buildings. These are just some of those risks that make construction-related occupations unsafe and dangerous for health.

However, the fact is that construction related occupations are not the only type of occupations that are hazardous. there also exist some other occupations that are&nbsp.considered less dangerous. The reason is that health is the most precious asset for a person.&nbsp.