Too often in business, safety and sustainability are seen as afterthoughts. They are seen as an extra cost, something ancillary to the real practice of business, and so investing in them is put on the backburner. However, this attitude, persistent as it may be, is the wrong one to have. (more…)
However, failing to engage in effective health and safety is a big mistake. Not only can this lead to tragic human consequences, it can also cause firms to suffer a range of financially ill-effects. The fact is, there is a strong business case to be made for good workplace safety. Here are just some of the reasons why it makes sense to prioritize risk management: (more…)
What possible harm can possibly befall you while shifting to a new office? Plenty! It’s a little like moving to a new home- there’s plenty of chaos and minor or major injuries that might occur if the workers are not careful enough. Unfortunately, this happens even when professional help is hired by the organization. Here is a compilation of safety precautions you can refer to in order to better minimize risks.
Let the heavy equipment be handled by experts.
First things first – let the moving firm handle all the heavy equipment in your office. They are the ones paid for the job and have a certain degree of expertise and control over the same. They also have different tools as well as the manpower to lift, carry and load them in vehicles and transport them easily to the new location. Let them do their work and steer clear of any mishaps by attempting to lift equipment that is clearly beyond your capacity!
Employees who work in a manufacturing setting are exposed to many potential hazards. Hand tools, power tools and machinery can all be dangerous if handled incorrectly or if proper safety precautions aren’t followed. It’s your responsibility as an employer or supervisor to maintain a safe work environment and protect your employees from injury.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that employers spend approximately $4 billion a month for workers’ compensation costs, but these costs are nothing compared to the human cost of injuries or deaths that could have been prevented, if only the correct safety measures had been taken.
Like most small business owners, you are undoubtedly familiar with the nagging desire to be everywhere all at once where your business is concerned. Even if you are secure with the trust you have in the crackerjack team you employ, there is nothing quite like increasing that sense of safety with a security system in place.
Historically, traditional security systems have required investments that can often be a deal breaker for a small business owner, and as a result, the business is forced to go without. Hiring and paying for a monthly service to set up their cameras and monitor suspicious activity is simply beyond the reach of many small companies. (more…)
If you haven’t given your company’s safety policies some careful thought lately, you are making a big mistake. Failure to adhere to prevailing workplace safety guidelines subjects you to legal liability that can cause you to incur fines and leaves your employees at risk for accidents and injuries.
Creating and maintaining a workplace safety plan not only helps to protect a business from lawsuits, it fosters an environment where employees feel valued, knowing that their best interest is being looked after. In assessing your workplace safety plan, think carefully about steps to help prevent accidents as well as procedures to deal with an incident after it occurs. (more…)
BOO! Halloween is here! Time to break out festive decoration and the office candy jar. When decorating for the spooky season there are a few things to keep in mind. Although you may want to turn the office into a haunted house complete with ghouls and goblins, too much décor is probably not the way to go. Consider the following tips before you decorate the office. (more…)
Natural disasters are devastating. Unfortunately they can’t be avoided. In the aftermath of a tornado, earthquake or hurricane we often think about the consequences our homes and loved ones will face. However, we shouldn’t forget about the effects a natural disaster will have on the workplace. In the wake of hurricane Irene, it is important to create a plan for our businesses and employees should a natural disaster strike. (more…)