Safety has become a significant topic worldwide since 2020. Commercial buildings of all kinds have safety measures for all kinds of threats, from fire to flooding to severe weather. Even so, millions of workplace injuries, illnesses, and even fatalities happen every year in the United States. Coming back to work in 2021 might seem to complicate matters even more, but there are still numerous tips for workplace safety to keep enforcing in 2021.
Report Anything Amiss
Encourage employees to report anything amiss concerning workplace safety. Anyone who notices anything that could pose a safety hazard, such as a wet floor, a smokey outlet, or a mildewy smell outside a vent, one should make it known to the authority in charge of building maintenance.
Have an Emergency Plan
An emergency could happen at any time: break-ins, vandalism, fire, flooding, and much more. Every commercial building should have an emergency plan for occupants to follow in any given situation.
Maintain Safety Regulations
Commercial facilities must adhere to federal regulations for workplace safety. North Arundel Contracting is certified to handle all emergency services and maintenance practices in accordance with the CDC, EPA, MOSH, OSHA, The Clean Trust Act, and the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC.)
Maintain an Ergonomic Design
Workplaces can also promote safety by maintaining easy traffic flow, keeping hallways and walkways clear and hazard-free. Office layouts should be easy to navigate and never over-crowded. Office chairs and desks can have improved ergonomics for better employee health.
Prevent Workplace Fires
One can prevent workplace fires in numerous ways. Aside from never lighting a candle in the workplace, the key to preventing fires is to maintain all electrical systems. Maintain electric outlets, HVAC systems, overhead lights, and workplace kitchens, as well as your fire protection systems. Keep the workplace as clutter-free as possible, as clutter and dirt can seriously hamper one’s ability to manage electrical equipment.
Keeping your commercial space clean is essential for preventing illness and possibly injury. Mold and excessive dirt create poor indoor air quality, which in turn can cause serious illness such as vertigo, nausea, and migraine. Professional cleaning services as North Arundel Contracting provides will keep your occupants in guaranteed sanitary conditions.
Reduce Workplace Stress & Fatigue
Did you know that stress and fatigue can decrease workplace safety? Overwork, lack of sleep, and a lack of a healthy lifestyle can lead people to make risky decisions, fail to communicate clearly, and have slower response times. Encourage taking breaks, working only the necessary hours, and getting up and moving about.
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