How To Make Your Workplace More Safe

January 23rd, 2015

Safety is one of the highest priorities for anyone who owns or manages a business with high-risk departments such as manufacturing. But every business needs to keep safety in mind when developing its plan of action for emergencies and day-to-day operations. How can you make your workplace safer for your employees? Here are a few simple changes you can make today.

Have a Safety Manager

It may be a good first step to have a safety manager on staff to help encourage safe behaviors in the workplace. If you can’t hire someone for this job specifically, assign the role to someone within your company who is interested and willing to take this on.

Provide First-Aid Kit

Regardless of your business focus make sure you have a first aid kit in an easily accessible area. Always review the contents to make sure that it isn’t missing a valuable tool in case of future emergencies.

Train Your Staff in Safety Procedures

Every single person who works for your company, regardless of their job function, must be familiar with your organization’s safety procedures. Everyone needs to know what to do in case of emergency. Have regular drills and train all new employees immediately.

Implement Fire Safety Protocol

Fire is a risk for any environment and some may have a higher potential. Create a method to get everyone to safety. Make sure you have working and regularly inspected fire extinguishers available that everyone is trained to use.

Work with Health and Safety in Your Community

There are a number of resources in your community that can help you have a safer workplace for your employees. Partner with these groups. Work with state regulation boards and federal requirements to ensure you are operating up to code.

Are you interested in creating a safety plan for your workplace? Find out how Meador Staffing Agencies in Austin, Texas can help today!

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