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9 Safety Secrets Every Business Should Know

9 Safety Secrets Every Business Should Know

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9 Safety Secrets Every Business Should Know

10450 Drummond Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 n 800-523-5367 n 800-426-5808 fax n info@arbill.com n www.arbill.com

Philadelphia. Creating an environment where everyone is invested in safety is the best way to prevent workplace hazards and catastrophes from happening. Protecting your employees can be a challenging proposition.arbill. no matter how small they may be. Be as prepared as possible by making tool and equipment checks a part of the daily routine and conduct regular inspections of the work area for oftenoverlooked dangers. 2. but there are companies out there that don’t invest in training. No Substitute For Training We know that you’d never just hand a new employee a safety manual and wish them the best of luck.com . The modern workplace can be a loud and dangerous place that exposes workers to hazards that they otherwise wouldn’t find in the world. Regardless of whether the employee is new or has been with you for 15 years. it could very well be a failure of procedure or an uninspected piece of equipment that’s at fault. 1. 10450 Drummond Road.Frequent safety training is a key component to helping everyone understand his or her role in maintaining a safe work environment. The following 9 Safety Secrets Every Business Should Know will help you better protect your most valuable asset: your employees. frequent safety training is a key component to helping everyone understand his or her role in maintaining a safe work environment. While your individual employees may not be to blame for an incident. Accidents Don’t Exist To call something an “accident” means that there is nothing to blame. PA 19154 n 800-523-5367 n 800-426-5808 fax n info@arbill. it’s critically important that managers and employees alike understand the special requirements necessary to go home safe at the end of every day.com n www. For that reason.

5. Stop and think about how many times you’ve seen a surge suppressor that has been overloaded or even has another suppressor plugged into it. The potential for creating a short in the outlet. Let your actions and behavior be a key influencer for safety. 3. point them out to employees. Philadelphia. there are many cleaning agents that will react in the same manner with electricity.Assign someone to take inventory of the safety supplies and order necessary replacements.com n www. Locking Up Equipment Proper training on pieces of potentially dangerous equipment should always include the proper shutdown and lock up procedure. you need to have a safety driven mindset and work to share that with the rest of your employees. but because of electricity’s constant role in our lives. These changes can lead to a safer work environment for everyone. is tremendous. Trips and falls are one of the most common causes for workplace injury and can be reduced via proper signage and training. 6. it is easy to overlook the potential hazards it carries with it. PA 19154 n 800-523-5367 n 800-426-5808 fax n info@arbill. Where there is a risk for a trip or fall.arbill. By developing systems that reward and encourage behavioral changes.com . Trips and Falls One of the few constants in life is the unavoidable force of gravity. you have the opportunity to positively effect changes within the organization. Electricity Is Dangerous Perhaps this isn’t the biggest secret on the list. 10450 Drummond Road. In a factory. Drive Behavior Changes As a leader within your company. which sparks a fire. This critical step will help keep employees who are untrained and unfamiliar with the equipment from injuring themselves or others. 4. Further. properly locked up equipment keeps seasoned operators from making costly mistakes as well. properly mark the area and during training.

Not only will you be investing in safety.arbill. the safer your workplace will become. the selection of safety-oriented footwear is staggering. All Glasses Are Not Equal Many people make the mistake of thinking that safety glasses/goggles are needed to simply prevent physical objects and debris from contacting the eyes. 9.com NRO 20111114 . please contact Arbill at 800-523-5367 or visit www. but also that your company’s management is actively involved in creating a safer workplace. the safer your workplace will become. Being Hands-On Works This is not only a reference to ensuring that everyone is wearing the necessary hand protection. Start From The Ground Up Footwear is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a safe work environment. Philadelphia.The more you involve people in becoming a part of safety. From slip-proof to steel-toed and beyond. diseases and chemicals from coming in contact with the delicate eye membrane as well. However. The more you involve people in becoming a part of safety. 10450 Drummond Road. Determine which attributes your employees need and make it mandatory. For more information about safety and what you can do. Standing for long periods of time often leads to fatigue. There should be no secrets when it comes to protecting your employees and guaranteeing that they make it home safe at the end of every day. 8. PA 19154 n 800-523-5367 n 800-426-5808 fax n info@arbill. Hold regular roundtable discussions with employees to learn their concerns and insights as to what is going well and what isn’t. certain professions require glasses that are able to prevent fumes.com n www. Spend the time to research your workplace’s specific needs in order to make the best choice. but your employees’ comfort as well. 7.arbill. These nine items are merely a guideline to help you start thinking about how you can improve your own safety practices.com to speak with one of our dedicated Safety Specialists. which can increase the chances of a safetyrelated incident.

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