Workplace Safety

Implementing a Fire Evacuation Plan for Your Business

Ideally, every business and residence should have an up-to-date fire evacuation plan. Neither a business owner nor a building owner anticipates a fire originating in their structure to begin with and unpreparedness can lead to fatalities and severe injuries if a fire occurs and is not discovered and extinguished quickly. You and your employees will be safe if you follow … [Read more...]

How to Address Safety Hazards Caused by the Automation of the Workplace

Automation has proven to be a benefit to employee safety in most situations. However, there are cases where automation can lead to accidents and injuries. Even one accident is too many, so here’s how to address safety hazards caused by the automation of the workplace. Stop Being Lured into a False Sense of Security Automation can lead to complacency when it comes to safety in … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Make Your Employees More Security Minded

There are a lot of things you have to do to make your workplace safer. You do it to keep your business safe, you do it to keep yourself safe, but you also do it to keep your employees safe. Unfortunately, your employees don’t always see it that way. Many safety protocols can seem like more trouble than they are worth. So, it isn’t uncommon for employees to disregard your safety … [Read more...]

A Guide to Commercial Electrical Safety Tips

The safety of a workforce is paramount in all workplaces, particularly the safety of workers exposed to electrical hazards. Within the trade industry, machinists, builders and other workers are surrounded by potential electrical hazards in their day-to-day role, from machinery, electrical wiring and exposed cables, so it is vital for employees to know how to remain safe at … [Read more...]

What Is Workplace Safety and How Can Organizations Ensure It?

Ensuring workplace safety is something that is crucial for any organization as well as for the employees. However, in the US, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) mandates that organizations ensure a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. But what is workplace safety, exactly? Let’s explore why it’s so crucial, how OSHA is enforcing it, and … [Read more...]

5 Common Causes of Fires in Commercial Premises

Fires at commercial premises can happen for a variety of reasons. However, there are a few reasons that cause more fire than the rest. Here are the five most common causes of fires in commercial buildings. Old Electrical Wiring and Faulty Fuses With the goal of avoiding building fires, one good place to look is with the electrical wiring. Electrical wiring can be old or … [Read more...]

5 Examples of Workplace Accidents

No one wants to be injured in the workplace, and employers have a legal obligation to ensure the workplace follows all health and safety practices. However, it’s an unfortunate fact that some employers don’t always focus on this as much as they should. Workplace accidents happen often and can be serious. If you have experienced a workplace accident that has resulted in a … [Read more...]

PPE in the Workplace

Safety at work is something that you have probably heard about time and time again. In your employment contract, workplace or school training, policies, or procedures-- and even in standard staff meetings-- you may often hear managers and supervisors seeming to preach about the importance of safety. They are not wrong, though. Many accidents that occur, not just in the … [Read more...]

Practical Ways to Encourage Social Distancing in Your Small Business

Depending on where you’re located in the U.S. and what your business is, you may have been open for months, or you might just now be reopening. Regardless, social distancing remains important, and it’s likely something we’ll have to implement for the foreseeable future. From window clings and floor decals for social distancing to posted signs with your guidelines, there … [Read more...]

Working Away or Alone? 4 Tips to Keep Yourself Safe

Regardless of the industry you work in, it is you and your employer's responsibility to make sure that you remain safe at work. It is probably even more important if you are a lone worker or work away because you may be exposed to even more personal safety risks. Here are four tips to keep safe if you are working away or alone. Personal Safety Devices Personal alarms are … [Read more...]