Keeping your workplace safe is essential. Your employees need to know that they are valued in more ways than one: appreciation is nice, but having a clean and comfortable workplace is even better. Here are some ways to focus on safety as everyone comes back into the workplace.
Get Rid of Hazards
The first thing you need to do is get rid of any possible hazards. Follow all standards issued by OSHA. Forklifts and other heavy equipment need to be maintained and any spills, tripping, or falling hazards need to be removed. Problems should be reported and safety violations should be addressed as soon as possible.
Ensure Proper Training
After hazards are eliminated, be sure to ensure proper training. Training helps employees know what to do in emergency situations and further training helps existing employees.
Ensure All Necessary Tools Are Available
Tools and equipment are important, especially when it comes to working with concrete. For the sake of safety, equipment should be maintained and kept in optimal condition. This can prevent injuries and accidents that happen all too easily.
Emphasize Safety Aids and Messages
Safety aids and messages can make a difference as well. Warn employees about potential hazards in their area. OSHA posters also need to be hung on walls where all employees can see them.
Start a Safety Committee
A safety committee can make a tremendous difference. The committee should include workers from all departments of your organization – both field workers and office workers. The committee should convene at least once a month. All employees and managers should benefit from what the committee discusses. Quarterly meetings for individual departments or for the entire company are essential since feedback can be taken into consideration and help feel employees feel valued – it improves mental health and productivity.
Make It Fun
Even though safety is paramount, you can make it fun and enjoyable. Digital signage can be used in more ways than one. Safety-themed trivia, quizzes, and videos are all fantastic tools for making safety fun for all of your employees. Training sessions are important, but they can be rather dry and interesting – fun can make safety training stick better and help prevent further accidents if any have happened recently.
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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 meetings to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.
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