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National Safety Month 2016

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on June 1, 2016 at 9:49 AM

While providing quality products and services is important for your business, your main priority as an owner and manager is to keep your employees safe. You never know what sort of emergencies might develop in the office or around town, so setting up safety procedures are important. 

With National Safety Month in full swing, it is time to really take action and set up a few different workplace safety precautions for everyone in the office to follow.

Fire Training

For National Safety Month, consider fire training for your employees. Based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3% of workplace fatalities were due to fires. To ensure employee safety, everyone in the office needs to know the best exit from the office. It is also best practice to train employees on using a fire extinguisher. This can be done through classes offered by the fire department. If you do not have a sprinkler system or other fire prevention equipment installed, look into this.

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Extreme Weather

Extreme weather is more common in some areas of the country than others, but knowing what to do in the event of extreme weather is still important. It is almost more important in the areas less likely to receive such problems as people will have less knowledge on what to do. During National Safety Month, it is good practice to set up instructions on what to do and how to react. 

Safety Guidelines

Creating safety guidelines for everyone within the office to follow helps establish rules and maintain safety. For more workplace safety resources, check out the National Safety Council

Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Tips

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