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!