Developing an Effective Health & Safety Program

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Developing an Effective Health & Safety Program

Despite the fact that more businesses are moving their operations online, the physical office space and the health and safety of your employees is still an important part of a business.

Here are the 4 steps every company can use to form an effective health and safety plan.

Assess Your Environment

When forming a health and safety plan, the first thing you should do is perform a thorough inspection of your workspace. Be critical and search for any possible ways that a fellow employee or guest could injure themselves. These can include loose cables out in the open, uneven flooring, or unsafe electrical work.

Remove Detected Hazards

Once you’ve determined how people could potentially be injured, remove or reduce these risks by duct-taping cords to the ground and clearing out walkways. If you do not own your company’s property, you should communicate these risks clearly to your building manager so they can execute any necessary fixes.

Develop an Action Plan for Future Risks

Clearing out immediate dangers isn’t the end, as you and your team should create guidelines for employees to follow if they see new hazards emerging. Steps for an action plan should include alerting a manager, writing a report on the cause of the risk, what steps need to be taken, and how it can be avoided in the future

Regularly Educate Your Team

It’s important for your company to hold regular seminars on what risks a person is most likely to face in their position, and what they should do if they see any hazards. Remind them of the steps they can take to stay safe and of the proper reporting practices.

No matter what industry you work in, the health and safety of your team members should be your #1 priority. If you’re looking for more ways to celebrate your employees’ initiatives, give Kinetic Promotion Product Services a call today at (800) 951-3755 or visit our website for more great advice.

About the author : Denis Gagnon