Updated: Jun 21
Whether you work outside, at a desk or with heavy machinery, there are hazards in your work environment to know of. It’s important to note the potential dangers in your environment to avoid workplace injuries.
Why is workplace safety important?
When a company provides a safe work environment, they are protecting themselves, their employees and their customers. It is important to follow guidelines and procedures to remain compliant with local and national occupational safety authorities.
A safe workplace is a happy workplace, as it creates a more comfortable and conducive environment for employees to effectively do their jobs. However, providing a safe workplace is an important part of client relations as well. If the office or work area is unsafe for employees, then it is definitely unsafe for your untrained clientele.
Who’s in charge of keeping the workplace safe?
In some organizations, it is the Human Resources department that is in charge of making sure safe workplace standards are being met. Other companies may not have a HR representative, and in that case, management and supervisors would ensure the workplace is kept safe. However, in reality, it is the responsibility of everyone to create and maintain a safe and functional work environment.