A single workplace accident can leave a big impact on your business. Between the medical bills, the lost productivity, all the workers' compensation paperwork, and the low morale, the costs are high.
The best way to avoid these costs is by avoiding an injury. Follow these 6 tips to prevent an injury and protect your workforce.
Because the breakroom is a shared space, everyone needs to pitch in to make it pleasant. It's all about consideration... here are a few tips:
#1 IF YOU MAKE A MESS, CLEAN IT UP
Put your trash in the wastebasket, wipe up spills and crumbs.
#2 THE REFRIGERATOR IS FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE
Put your meal or snack there until you eat it, but don't forget about it... no one likes to see moldy food in the fridge!
#3 PUT A LABEL ON IT
Protect your food in the fridge by putting you name on it. If you bring a dish to share, use a label to let people know it's cool to dig in.
#4 KILL IT? REFILL IT
If you finish the coffee, make a fresh pot. If you use the last of anything, replace it... paper towels, napkins, creamer, sugar... be sure there's some for the next person.
#5 DON'T DITCH YOUR DIRTY DISHES
Wash them and put them away immediately after use.
#6 BE MINDFUL OF OTHERS.
You don't like it when your food gets mashed in the fridge or if someone cooks or opens a smelly dish. Your co-workers don't like it either. Think before you eat.
Make work areas safer by keeping floors clean and dry and minimizing clutter. If maintenance is required, be sure to cordon off the area with caution tape and/or cautionary signage and make sure repairs are made promptly.
Not only do wet floors increase the chance of slipping, areas that stay wet can grow mold, fungi and bacteria that cause infections. If you have wet floors, take these simple precautions:
Aisles & Passageways
Walkways should be clear for workers to safely walk through without dodging clutter, cords and other hazards. Here are a few things to look out for:
Provide proper ladders or step ladders for workers who need to climb. Do not use boxes, chairs stools or other makeshift devices to climb. Ladders need to be of adequate height so that employees are tempted to climb higher than the safety instructions recommend.
Call Twist! Our safety specialist will do a complimentary walk through of your office to point out any potential hazards that might be lurking.