No matter where your workplace is, you must strive to keep all of your employees safe. Office workers and the construction crews on a job site all need to feel safe to be more productive and get their jobs done. That’s why it’s so crucial that employee safety is made a priority, especially if it isn’t already.
Good Safety Habits
The best way to monitor if safety regulations are being observed is to schedule inspections conducted by impartial investigators who will not be biased. Both announced inspections and unannounced inspections can benefit your company. Sometimes, workers need to know that they must be vigilant about safety, and in many cases, they already are. But not every employee is so responsible, and that can lead to unsafe situations. Organized work environments are safer, as are workplaces where personal protective equipment is in easy reach. Evacuations in case of emergency are also urgent, so exits must remain unobstructed.
Clean Work Environments
Everyone will start to feel better if the area in which they work is immaculate. Too much clutter can be dangerous and pose unnecessary risks. Plus, mold and other contaminants in the air can make everybody sick, which can damage your productivity and harm overall workforce morale. Avoiding slip and trip falls is imperative when it comes to preventing incidents that could draw a citation by OSHA.
Reporting Dangerous Situations
Communication is also essential, and without it, dangerous situations will escalate. Part of ensuring employee safety is allowing them to raise concerns about whether it is safe to continue working if they are worried about noise pollution, chemical spills, and unexpected hazards beneath the concrete that they are tasked with breaking down. There should not be consequences for reporting unsafe working conditions, either physically or psychologically, as in the case of toxic workplace cultures.
Wearing Personal Protective Equipment
PPE is crucial for promoting employee safety. Without this gear, many different employees, from supervisors on down, wouldn’t be able to move about the construction zone or other job sites. Respirators, hard hats, gloves, boots, and reflective vests are necessary items, as are eyewash stations, fire extinguishers, and shutoff switches for gas, water, and electric sources.
Prioritize Employee Safety with G&M Services
G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for displaying positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meeting to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.
G&M Services offers services in the way of concrete drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, and firestop. To get started with us, call today at 410-787-8828 or visit our contact page. Follow the official company page today on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.