Starting the Year Right: Safety and Hygiene Practices in Mexican Companies

Workplace safety and hygiene are fundamental pillars in any company, and in Mexico, January marks the beginning of a new year filled with commitments in these areas. For managers, understanding the activities related to safety and hygiene during this period is essential for a successful and secure work experience. In this article, we will break down common practices in Mexican companies during January, providing a detailed guide for managers to be aware of and contribute to maintaining a healthy work environment.

Safety Inspections

January is the opportune time to carry out thorough safety inspections in workplaces. From equipment checks to identifying potential risks, these inspections ensure a safer working environment. Managers should actively participate in these reviews, noting any concerns they may have.

Safety Training

The start of the year is often accompanied by safety training sessions. These sessions may cover topics such as the proper use of personal protective equipment, emergency protocols, and safe practices in the workplace. These training sessions are a valuable opportunity for managers to understand the specific safety standards within the company.

Emergency Protocol Update

January is ideal for reviewing and updating emergency protocols. This includes identifying emergency exits, the location of fire extinguishers, and effective communication in critical situations. Active participation of managers in these updates is essential to ensure a coordinated response in emergency situations.

Safety Equipment Verification

It’s common for a comprehensive verification of safety equipment, from fire extinguishers to fire alarm systems, to take place in January. Workers, in general, should be attentive to any announcements regarding the verification of this equipment and report any irregularities they may observe.

Hygiene Awareness Campaigns

Hygiene in the workplace is equally crucial. In January, many companies launch awareness campaigns on hygienic practices, from personal cleanliness to the maintenance of common areas. Managers should actively participate, ensuring they understand and follow these practices.

Occupational Risk Assessment

This month is suitable for a thorough review of potential occupational risks. From falls to chemical hazards, identifying and mitigating these risks is key to maintaining safety at work. The perspective of foreign workers is valuable in this process, as they can provide different experiences and approaches.

Ergonomic Reviews

January is an appropriate time for ergonomic reviews in workplaces. Adjusting workstations, chairs, and equipment to ensure an ergonomically healthy environment is essential for preventing long-term injuries. Workers, in general, should communicate any discomfort or suggestions for improvement in this regard.

Follow-Up on Previous Incidents

The new year is also a good time to review incidents that occurred in the past and take corrective measures. Managers should participate in these reviews, sharing any previous experiences that can contribute to preventing similar incidents.

Evaluation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The verification and evaluation of Personal Protective Equipment are essential in January. Workers, especially managers, should ensure the proper use of provided PPE and report any issues with the quality or fit of this equipment.

Satisfaction and Safety Surveys

To assess the effectiveness of safety and hygiene measures, many companies conduct satisfaction and safety surveys in January. Active participation of workers in these surveys provides valuable information about the perception of the work environment and suggests possible areas for improvement.

Safety and hygiene are crucial aspects in any workplace, and in Mexican companies, January is the ideal time to reinforce these practices. For foreign workers, actively participating in these activities not only contributes to a safer work environment but also facilitates integration into Mexican work culture. By staying informed and engaged, foreign workers play an essential role in building safe and healthy workplaces.

“The security is not just a right; it is a responsibility that each individual must assume to protect oneself and others.”

– Anonymous
Roger Mariano

Roger Mariano

Deputy General Manager, Manager, Consultant, Professor, lecturer, with over 20 years of experience in key roles in the Human Resources field, often serving as a change agent in both National and Multinational Companies. I aim to support my national and international colleagues, as well as anyone interested in learning about my experience in human resources management in Mexico.

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