As a business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities! When it comes to the safety of your employees, no measures are too extreme.
The last thing you want to do is create unsafe conditions for your workers. Injured employees can hurt your business beyond missed work. A worker’s compensation lawsuit can be time-consuming and expensive.
By following the proper safety procedures, you may be able to avoid the trouble!
Common Workplace Injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Fires or related accidents
How To Avoid Slip and Fall Accidents
The reason slip and fall accidents are so common are partly that there can be many contributing factors.
Marking wet or slippery floors as well as maintaining floor damages is an important step to avoid accidents. Torn carpets or displaced rugs can cause a tripping hazard as well. Workplace injuries don’t only occur inside, it’s just as important to maintain pedestrian walkways outside as well. Sidewalks, parking lots, and garages are also opportune places for slip and fall accidents.
Overall, it’s important to keep up with maintenance as well as ensure any and all hazards are marked and repaired as soon as possible.
How To Avoid Overexertion
In a workplace environment, overexertion can happen if the proper safety techniques are not being followed.
To avoid overexertion in your employees, offer the proper safety guidelines and give your employees enough time to utilize the techniques. Asking too much of your employees can result in cutting corners, and in turn, injuries.
Maintaining an adequate amount of workers can also help to prevent overexertion.
How To Avoid Car Accidents At Work
To avoid car accidents on the job, it’s important to follow all traffic laws.
As an employer, keeping vehicles in good condition. Implementing a company-wide safety policy can be helpful – including a distracted driving policy. Employees should feel welcome to take necessary breaks as overexertion when driving can also be common.
How To Avoid Fire and Related Accidents
Fires and other mechanical malfunctions can be avoided in the workplace by regular maintenance as well.
Safety procedures can help to train your employees properly. Practicing safety procedures regularly can help significantly to reduce the accidents that occur on the job.
As a business owner, there is only so much that you can do when it comes to protecting your employees. The best way to prevent injuries at your place of business is to do the best you can to provide the proper safety guidelines, training, and work conditions to conduct safe operations.
At the end of the day, some situations will be out of your control, accidents happen! Be sure your business maintains the proper insurance, not only for the safety of your employees but clients as well.
General liability is recommended, in the case that someone is injured on the property, your business will be covered if a lawsuit occurs.
If you have questions regarding worker’s compensation and workplace injuries, reach out to us. We’d love to see how we can help!