Easy Steps to Keep Employees Safe at Work

Easy Steps to Keep Employees Safe at Work

Whether it’s an office or a construction worksite, business owners need to keep their team safe.

Every business should provide a safe work environment for workers and safe space for business operations. In addition to this, the business must assure the security of customer information, employee information, and company property. We’ve all heard the famous slogan, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ When it comes to workplace safety, businesses have no room for complacency.

Of course, there are some common-sense things your employees should be doing because you cannot be responsible for all the decisions they make. Even so, implement these tips to help keep your employees safe and potentially lower Workers’ Compensation costs.

Train Employees Well

Comprehensive training is a must for preventing workplace injury. One of the easiest and most influential ways employers can lower injury occurrences is to provide thorough, more accessible, and mandatory training programs for all employees. Each employee, no matter how skilled or experienced, should undergo extensive training for all aspects of their job.

Use the Space Well

Don’t combine areas that should be individually designated for working, resting, or storage. Always keep passageways, exits, and working spaces well-lit and clear from hazards or debris on the floor.

Safety Check the Equipment

If your business uses heavy machinery or complex devices, always ensure they are safe. Perform the necessary check-ups, and hire a professional if necessary to inspect the machinery often. Always ensure that ventilation is adequate.

Store Away Sensitive Documents

Some documents can’t be replaced. Ensure that documents containing business and employee information are stored in a locked fireproof and waterproof cabinet. If you store they digitally, limit who has access to these files and always have a backup!

Use Electronic Keys

Control who can come in and out of the building by assigning a code or electronic key to each team member for entry and interior doors. A side benefit of the electronic key is that, depending on the system, use of that key can be recorded and tracked.

Practice Drills

Your employees should know what to do in a state of emergency, whether it’s a natural disaster or otherwise. Set up safety protocols and practice drills with your team to ensure they know what to do.

Take a Break

Consider the working hours of your employees and avoid overstretching them. It may be tempting to offer overtime to eager new-hires, but fatigue and tiredness can easily cause mistakes. Ensure that your team members are taking necessary breaks in their work schedule and allow them time off for a vacation to relax. Your business will benefit!

Don’t let certain protections for your business fall by the wayside. Contact the professionals at Lloyd S. Berkett Insurance Agency to sort out your business insurance policies today.

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