Jun 04, 2021
5 Easy Workplace Safety Tips
How often do you discuss workplace safety with employees? If you want to reduce workplace injuries it is important to make it part of your company’s culture. You can start by determining the root cause of your most serious workplace injuries and surveying the workplace for potential safety hazards. Once you have a better understanding of major workplace safety “hot spots,” you are ready to engage with your employees to enlist their support in creating a company culture where safety is always top of mind.
Here are some simple steps to get you started.
1. Train employees well.
Make sure that all of your employees have access to, and complete, all safety training for their positions. Routine reminders such as a monthly topic each employee must review are a great way to keep security top of mind.
2. Use labels and signs.
Labels and signs are an effective way to quickly communicate important information. They’re usually simple and include pictures to detail hazards and proper procedures. These tools are good reminders and warnings for even the most experienced worker.
3. Keep things clean.
A messy workplace can lead to preventable accidents. Make sure boxes are stacked safely and spills are cleaned up quickly. Conduct regular inspections to check for potential dangers such as tangled cords, messy floors and disorganized tools.
4. Schedule regular equipment inspections.
In areas where water pipes are present (bathrooms, kitchenettes and break rooms) or technology is stored, environmental monitoring sensors (high/low temperature and water detection, for example) serve as a nice complement to your security system. They can prevent small problems from turning into larger ones, especially during those times when nobody is around. Machine malfunctions are one of the most dangerous workplace hazards, so it’s also important that all equipment is cleaned, serviced and inspected regularly.
5. Keep an open dialogue.
Make it easy for your employees to come to you with health and safety concerns. They can report hazards right away and identify potential areas of concern you may not have noticed.
Per Mar and safety go hand-in-hand and there are many things you can do to complement traditional security efforts such as burglar alarms, keyless entry/access control and video monitoring. Contact us if you’d like some help with ensuring the safest work environment for your employees!