Injury prevention is mission critical in the workplace. Safe practices reduce risk and ultimately lead to increased profits, employee efficiency, and overall better employee morale. A safe employee is a happy employee who goes home at the end of their work day. To begin educating your team on workplace safety it is helpful to contrast unsafe and safe behaviors. Below is a list of some areas to consider carefully.
Not wearing the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when dealing with electrical hazards or around fire systems. This can lead to serious injury and violations of OSHA regulations.
Not properly training your employees for when they have to deal with workplace hazards.
Not having a routine inspection of maintenance equipment to make sure it is clean and running smoothly without any problems.
Allowing work areas to become cluttered and unmaintained.
Not keeping your facility secure with video surveillance, fire monitoring or access control.
Stay up-to-date with the latest OSHA and NPFA 70E requirements. This allows you to know the safe procedures that come with certain jobs.
Have your fire systems inspected to ensure their working conditions? These are important as they can detect heat, smoke, and carbon monoxide.
Have your Arc Flash Risk Assessment completed in order to ensure that your electrical equipment is properly checked and inspected and so you know which PPE to wear.
Designation a proper place for tools, equipment and schedule regular times to clean work areas and walk ways.
Always report anything you see that could lead to a hazard or lead to an unsafe situation. Sometimes hazards can go unnoticed. Speak up!
Keep safety a priority! It is a best practice for many reasons. Be thorough with your inspections and training and quick to respond when a problem is identified. For additional help or information on ways you can improve safety contact the experts at Thompson Innovation. Our information is:
Every minute of the day approximately 5 people get injured on the job. By the end of each day approximately 12 people will have died because of working in an unsafe environment. Focusing on workplace safety is critical in protecting your employees and your company. There are many things that can be done to help lower workplace environment risk, encourage your employees to work safely and that make sure that everyone goes home alive at the end of each day.
One of the most effective ways to stay safe is implementing OSHA guidelines. OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Years of data and experience have gone into the safety guidelines and requirements that OSHA oversees. While this can create challenges for businesses, guidelines and requirements are designed to reduce the number of accidents that occur and prevent injury for others. Having a checklist to sort out your workplace safety hazards can be very beneficial to make sure all loose ends are tied up. Training employees on safety is key. It impacts the environment they work in and the people they work with every day. Not having employees properly trained leaves your business at serious risk for accidents. Staying compliant may save a life! That life may be yours.
Securing your facility is another form of protection. Life safety begins with having smoke, heat, and carbon dioxide detectors. Video surveillance and entry intercoms can also help protect you from any vandalism that could happen or keep unwanted visitors out. Access control can help to protect your critical assets while technology such as uninterrupted power supplies can ensure that your critical assets remain operational during unplanned outages. Keeping your employees and facilities safe and operational is mission critical for every business.
Thompson Innovation specializes in the overall life safety and security solutions your company can benefit from. Contact us today for more information on ways we can help or visit our website!