Your workers spend the majority of their waking hours under your office’s roof; that leaves a lot of time for which you’re ultimately responsible for their safety.
Feel the pressure?
Unless you work for OSHA, safety is probably not your favorite topic. You (and your employees) would rather focus on the more “glamorous” aspects of workplace wellness, such as weight loss and physical fitness.
No one wants to imagine the countless scenarios in which neglecting safety issues can lead to accidents, injuries, or even death. But you don’t really have the option to ignore safety, and by making it a priority for your staff members, too, you’re much more likely to avoid such unfortunate outcomes.
Awareness is key when it comes to safety at work and beyond. Once you know how to recognize potential hazards, avoiding them and helping others to do the same comes naturally.
Engaging your workers in some basic safety training is a good way to start sharing the burden of responsibility with them. It will help them become more diligent about safeguarding themselves and their coworkers, and hopefully take a more active role in ensuring safety for everyone.
Whether that means mopping up a spill in the break room that, untended, could result in a nasty fall or reporting suspicious activity around the office, their awareness is a good thing for you, the staff as a whole, and your company.
Safety starts with simple common sense, so before moving on to more complex aspects of safety training, make sure your workers comply with the rudimentary rules.:
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