Workplace safety is a necessary element that each business owner or member of management should strive to achieve. Not only does creating a safe workplace protect employees, but also it ensures that the company does not get in trouble with governmental authorities for not having GHS pictograms and other elements in place. The following are some tips for making sure your work environment is as safe as possible.
Alert Customers and Coworkers of Imminent Dangers
Part of keeping a safe workplace is examining all areas for dangers at all times. Once a member of the staff notices a danger, the next step is to remove it. If the danger cannot be removed, then the manager in charge needs to alert everyone that is there. The most common danger is a wet or slippery floor danger. Cones and signs can help keep employees and customers from falling and hurting themselves.
Use the Appropriate Safety Labels
The safety labels and GHS labels are items that are absolutely necessary to have on all of the chemicals that people are going to use within your establishment for cleaning. The GHS labels and safety labels explain important information about the products and how they can affect people who use them. They provide information about GHS classification, how to use them and what to do if they come in contact with the skin and eyes the eyes. They provide extensive details to anyone who is going to be using the products.
Encourage Employees to Wear Safety Gear
Safety gear is another important factor in keeping people safe. It is management’s responsibility to ensure that all employees wear safety gear when they are getting ready to conduct tasks that can end up being harmful. Non-slip shoes should be required if there will be grease or frequent spills in the work area. Gloves, aprons and protective glasses are additional examples of some protective gear that one should require employees to wear to stay safe.
Use Appropriate Shelving
Finally, the shelving that you use and the way that keep things on the shelving can help your employees and your customers to be safe. Appropriate stock training is necessary because it ensures that all products go on the shelves in a manner that is least likely to cause head injuries. Along with the stock training, you must train your employees how to properly lift items when they are transporting them from one area to another.
Use the previously mentioned tips to help ensure that anyone who is involved with your establishment remains safe. You should see an improvement and you should be able to avoid getting any violations for not following the appropriate safety protocol. There are additional resources available at ICC Compliance Center Inc.