5 tips to reduce Workplace Injuries
Workplace injuries result in the second-highest business expense after payroll, due to compensation that is claimed. In addition, employees run the risk of permanent damage, so it is important to reduce the risk of injury as far as possible.
Here are 5 tips:
- Display safety information clearly. This includes directions to emergency exits, warnings about wet floors or dangerous areas, and where the first aid equipment is located. It is important to keep all safety procedures updated.
- Deal with hazards immediately. Slips and falls are responsible for over a third of all workplace accidents. Mop up any spills as they happen, cover cables, and ensure adequate lighting. Make sure workplace areas are kept orderly.
- Be vigilant. Here are some examples: When lifting heavy objects, don’t bend your back, but lift with your legs and knees. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Take adequate breaks away from the computer screen.
- Provide personal protection equipment (PPE) and training.
- Research the particular safety vulnerabilities of your business. There are different safety concerns and risks to each company. Take note of common accidents and formulate strategies to keep them from happening again.
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