Each year, businesses lose millions of dollars to accidents and safety issues that could have easily been prevented. Here are some tips to prevent hazards from occurring in your business:
- Proper Safety Procedures and Equipment – Make sure your employees always follow the proper safety procedures at all times. This includes properly storing chemicals and labeling the containers as well as putting items and equipment in their respectful places when finished using them. Make sure your employees understand that safety procedures and personal protection equipment were created for a specific purpose –keeping everybody safe. If an employee becomes injured because she was not following the proper procedures, then she may not qualify for compensation.
- Clean Work Space – A clean workspace can go a very long way in preventing hazards within your business. Both customers and employees alike will experience fewer accidents in a tidy area. Simple things like having trash cans readily available and regularly cleaned work areas will help encourage people to keep the area clean, which can greatly increase the levels safety in your business. You should also incorporate a “don’t pass it up, pick it up” policy for all your employees regarding trash. A clean workspace helps ensure fewer accidents and health hazards for a more profitable business.
- Safe Floors – Keeping your floors safe is extremely important for hazard prevention. Just having floors free of trash and debris is not enough, however. Most slip and fall accidents occur by a dime’s worth of liquid and many others are contributed by slick floors lacking floor safety signs. Have your employees carry a small paper towel with them in case they notice tiny wet spots and remind them to place safety signs when the floors are slick. Most slip and fall lawsuits could have been easily prevented if the floors were better watched for hazards. Remember, mats help increase floor safety by providing for a safe surface to travel on!
Keeping your business safe for your employees and visitors is our main priority. Let us show you the benefits of investing in a mat rental program to help you prevent those winter time slips and falls. For more information regarding the Pilgrim Mat Services rental program and other products we offer, please give us a call at (800) 939-2523.