Five Simple Workplace Safety Tips: Accident Prevention
Whether you work in an office setting, an industrial setting, or anywhere in between, employee safety is always a top concern. There are a number of safety hazards in every work environment, and establishing workplace safety can help prevent employee accidents.
Below you’ll find five simple tips that can help keep workers safe.
Identify Electrical Hazards:
Warn employees of electrical hazards by using safety signs, labels, and tags to identify electrical equipment. The use of high voltage stickers brings awareness to dangerous or high voltage equipment, and aids in meeting OSHA standards and regulations. Based on your company’s individual needs, you might also want to purchase customized warning labels with your own text to caution employees of high risk areas or safety zones.
Regularly Test Equipment:
Conduct monthly inspections of equipment to ensure that it’s working properly. This can help prevent future problems and accidents. Keep a record of when equipment was inspected or maintained. Label ID Systems offers a variety of quality control or QC labels for labeling tested or inspected equipment.
Avoid Tripping Hazards:
Keep loose wires and cables off the floor and away from heavy traffic areas to avoid tripping accidents. Secure cables and wires to walls, desks, or ceilings instead of leaving them out on the floor. Never attach your cables to a surface using staples or nails. This can puncture the cable insulation and create an electrical or fire hazard. Instead, use adhesive cable tie mounts to safely and easily secure your cables to walls or desks.
Reduce Office Clutter:
A cluttered office space can cause multiple safety concerns. Cable ties or flagged cable ties can help organize jumbled cables and give your workplace a neat, clean appearance. Also, labeling your cables with cable markers or cable labels can help you quickly identify important wires and cables right when you need them.
Use the Right Tools:
Providing your employees with the right tools for each assigned task makes their job safer and easier. Ensure that your employees are properly and safely using tools. If you’re looking for a way to make cable tie installation and removal easier, consider using a cable tie tool. Here at Label ID Systems, we offer a wide variety of products to help keep your workplace safe and organized.
Following these simple safety tips can help prevent accidents and encourage a positive work environment.