Workplace Safety ? Tips To Promote Safety In The Office

Workplace Safety ? Tips To Promote Safety In The Office

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Workplace Safety ? Tips To Promote Safety In The Office
Accidents happen in the office, not as frequent compared to the shop floor maybe but when it does, it is just as serious. Tripping, slipping, and falling ranks second to automobile accidents nationwide. Well okay it did not all happen in the office. Accidents of this nature happening in the office are a big part […]
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Accidents happen in the office, not as frequent compared to the shop floor maybe but when it does, it is just as serious. Tripping, slipping, and falling ranks second to automobile accidents nationwide. Well okay it did not all happen in the office. Accidents of this nature happening in the office are a big part of incidences though. The good part is that most of these are prevented from happening with a few simple tools and reminders.

Keep the walkway clear.
Boxes and bundles, cables, wires and items carelessly piled are tripping hazards. Most times, these are just oops events, other times they are not.

Look before you sit.
Incidents of someone missing the seat often promote silent giggles but this actually could happen to anyone who would not take the time to reach for the chair before sitting down. Leaning back on the chair could end with your back to the floor. This is common to people who are thinking or are trying to reach something, misjudging balance. The person may pick himself or herself up as quietly as possible with nothing serious but an injured ego, sometimes though it does not end up as happily.

Even with all the computerization in the office, filing cabinets are still in much use.
Nothing very wrong here except that filing cabinets are heavy. Opening all drawers of the cabinet at the same time tips the balance of the cabinet towards you. Likewise, leaving a drawer open is a bump waiting to happen.

Don?t read while walking.
No one saved impressive time by reading while walking, yet this is a very common practice dumb and true. If you have to read while walking, be sure that no one is doing the same thing that you do. If you must, do not walk into the direction of the coffee station.

Don?t carry anything higher than your eye level.
Carrying loads higher than the eye level impresses no one. See how people refuse to walk towards you?

Do not run, relax.
Running may save a few seconds, after that you will take a breather for several minutes more.

Refrain from putting anything atop cabinets.
Cabinet drawers are for storing supplies. The top of the drawers is not.

Use the handrails.
Stairway handrails have its reason for being. Use it. People who do not use the handrail tire easy.

Use the elevator whenever necessary.
When carrying loads, wait for the elevator. The stairs are not worth the extra calories that you will burn.

Watch where you step.
Smooth surfaces are not always safe surfaces to step on especially in darkened aisles. Water could be dripping. Be safe. As they used to say, watch your step, this is truer when there is poor lighting.

Don?t eat at your workstation and in front of your computer.
Eating in the workplace saves time. Be sure though that it is not done near computers and other electrical equipment. Accidents caused by water must be avoided at all cost.

Other simple measures that are taken that could go a long way in promoting workplace safety is reporting unsafe conditions, loose steps, burned out lights, defective equipment, overloaded sockets, hay caramba! The list is long. The benefits though are immense.

Workplace Safety ? Tips On Manual Lifting

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Workplace Safety ? Tips On Manual Lifting
Lifting objects is common when performing a task. Beyond ordinary files in boxes, there are many items that are moved around every day in the workplace, often without the use of lifting aids. Lifting items carelessly is one of the most common types of workplace injury that has caused from pulled muscles to long-term damage […]
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Workplace Safety ? The Common Causes Of Accidents At Work

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Workplace Safety ? The Common Causes Of Accidents At Work
Different working conditions expose the worker to different kinds of injuries. Workplace safety, no matter how well planned is never perfect. Most of the accidents and injuries that happen in the workplace though could be limited if there is more vigilance on the worker and a communal desire to improve safe working conditions. Obviously, most […]
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Workplace Safety ? Safety In The Office

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Workplace Safety ? Safety In The Office
True, more accidents happen in construction, manufacturing, industrial, and utilities sites but there are office accidents and unsafe practices that are just as dangerous and just as injurious. Tripping on power cords, bumping on open cabinets, bad ergonomics and furniture layout, carpets that are not flat are just some of the concerns why workplace safety […]
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Workplace Safety ? Safety Equipment Your Employees Shouldn?t Work Without

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Workplace Safety ? Safety Equipment Your Employees Shouldn?t Work Without
The following equipment keeps your workplace free from accidents and the members of your organization safe: Smoke detectors Smoke detectors provide the first line of defense in case of fire. These, when activated through smoke, will signal the fire alarm system to kick in. Smoke detectors don?t cost much. You can get these for as […]
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Workplace Safety ? Reducing Work Related Stress

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Workplace Safety ? Reducing Work Related Stress
Reducing stresses enhances workplace safety. While a modicum amount of stress is good for performing tasks well, it is actually hard to determine what moderate stress is and what is not as people react to additional stresses differently. The following are stress-causing factors that could culminate in immoderate workplaces stresses. When left unchecked, these factors […]
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Workplace Safety ? Reducing Risks

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Workplace Safety ? Reducing Risks
In spite of continuing programs regarding work safety practices, deaths that occur in the workplace remains high. In the United States alone, an average of 15 work-related deaths happen every day. Very high considering that the US is one of the most safety focused country in the world especially when it comes to practices in […]
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Workplace Safety ? Preventing Injuries

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Workplace Safety ? Preventing Injuries
Workplace safety is preventing injuries and so employers spend many resources to avert injuries from happening in the workplace. Nonetheless, a large number of injuries, at times leading to death happen every day all over the world. A majority of deaths happen to young people or people who are new to the job. One good […]
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Workplace Safety ? Preventing Accidents

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Workplace Safety ? Preventing Accidents
Workplace safety has always been a paramount concern to managers, engineers and entrepreneurs, nonetheless, accidents happen. Due to the so many variables by which accidents occur, preventing accident is a continuing concern. Encourage suggestions. The most timid and shy among workers are found in the lowest ranks. Yet these people are the most familiar with […]
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Workplace Safety ? Preventing Accidents In The Workplace

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Workplace Safety ? Preventing Accidents In The Workplace
Big accidents are prevented by small precautions. In fact, dumb acts are likely to cause accidents four times higher than a workplace that is hazardous. To increase workplace safety, the following will help. Taking risks This is a fine attribute. In fact, nothing substantial in the world has ever been achieved without some risk taking. […]
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Workplace Safety ? Improving Training Quality

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Workplace Safety ? Improving Training Quality
In principle, large multinational companies have their own departments whose sole task is to develop new training programs and come out, most of the time, with ingenious approaches to handle work related concerns, and workplace safety practices. Even so, there are paradoxes that are most of the time overlooked. The Issues For one, it is […]
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