Easy steps to keep the workplace a safe environment.
As a business owner, you do what you can to protect your company. From locking the business doors at night to securing the right commercial insurance, there are many ways to safeguard your investment. What many owners forget is that the workplace must stay a safe environment to prevent costly insurance claims. Whether you have daily staff members or guests coming in and out of the door, check out these safety practices you should be checking daily.
Prevent Falls, Trips, and Slips
- Keep all pathways clear of items
- Quickly report and clean up all leaks and spills
- Install warning signs and mirrors to help with troublesome blind spots
- Replace all damaged, ripped, and worn flooring
- Consider installing anti-slip flooring
Ensure Everyone Takes Regular Breaks
A large number of work-related injuries and illnesses happen because a worker is burned out, tired, or unaware of their surroundings. The best way to avoid this to ensure everyone takes regular breaks, especially those with labor-intensive work.
Use Machines and Tools Properly
Anytime staff members are working with tools and equipment, it’s vital that they use them properly and never take shortcuts. Using the right tools every time will reduce the overall likelihood of injuries. In addition to this, all team members must wear the proper safety equipment at all times.
Simple housekeeping can keep illnesses at bay. Dust and germs can settle on surfaces, triggering allergies or spreading coughs and colds. Be sure that your workplace is cleaned every day and that surfaces are wiped down often to prevent visitors and employees from getting sick.
These tips can help to ensure your work environment is safe. Want another way to keep your business safe? Make sure you have the proper business insurance protections in place. To find the right policies to address your needs, contact Bell Black Insurance. Serving Idaho Falls, Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Swan Valley, Ashton, and the neighboring communities in Idaho, as well as Jackson and Star Valley in Wyoming; we are ready to get you covered today.