Do you want to put your company's reputation or your career in jeopardy just because you didn't care about some basic workplace safety tips?
Although, it cannot be expected a desk job to have the same situation as those who are working in a profession like the welding. But some of the most basic workplace safety measures are universal. Having a bunch of well-informed employees can make a critical difference. So here is out five most basic workplace safety tips that can potentially save lives, jobs, and businesses anywhere in the earth.
Keep the floors dry
Avoid anything that makes workers prone to loose balance and slip. It is one of the leading causes of broken bones and fractures in any workplace.
So when you are in the workplace, watch out for wet floors. If you are an employer, do make sure to put a marking sign where the floor is wet. Keep a drying tool around to dry up the wet parts of the floor instantly.
Keep walkways clear
As an employer, it should be your priority that you always keep stairs and walkways clear and somewhat organized. Places like the walkway face most of the traffic in the workplace. So if these congested with unnecessary stuff like files, boxes, cords, there is a high chance of people tripping over them and getting hurt.
So keep this hazardous stuff away from the walkway. Make sure to plan and organize furniture and equipment in a way so that walkways don't get blocked, not for even an inch. Because of the setting up of furniture or chair or desk wrong, there is a high chance of injuries occurring to the employees,
Don't encourage the employees to stand or climb on furniture
Never allow or encourage your employees to climb or stand on furniture that has a chance of tipping him/her over. Don't use furniture like a desk or chair for climbing and standing on them. It is better to use stools that designed to climb through or step ladders.
Not all furniture can withstand the pressure of a fully grown adult. If the furniture breaks, there is a serious risk involved in getting a devastating and career-ending injury like breaking legs or straining ankles or spine.
Always maintain and encourage better hygiene
It is necessary to keep your employee's hands germ-free. Any health expert will recommend you clean your hands regularly in the workplace. There will be lots of different people working in the same area. Naturally, your hand will get in the most contact with other hands.
Unclean hands can spread diseases in the workplace faster than fire. So encourage personal hygiene among your employees. Otherwise, there is a high chance of deadly viruses spread through employees shaking hands or using the same things.
Limit cooking in work Areas without proper evaluation
Cooking in an office is unusual in some work culture and not so odd in others. It will depend on the particular region and work culture we talk about. Many companies and organizations serve lunch or snacks for the workers. Most of them are cooked in their kitchen.
But if it is not regulated, it is incredibly unsafe. Employers should properly evaluate cooking equipment. Because often low-quality cooking equipment causes fire hazards. Also, the cooking place should be far away from work stations or anything that can lead to a fire.
These five most basic workplace safety tips might seem way too basic for many. But look, there are thousands of professions. Each of these workplaces differs a lot when it comes to safety and security. But when it comes to preserving the company's hard-earned goodwill, knowing these rules can turn out to be a lifesaver.
I’m Brandon creator of fixitmanblog.com where we all learn together the crazy hacks of cutting, brazing, and welding. As an enthusiastic, I’m redefining what it means to be a welder. With a Diploma at Welding, I have spent 10+ years in Welding. I now love to share my experience with you.