Workplace safety is about more than making sure the first aid kit has band aids and the OSHA poster is firmly affixed to the wall in the break room. Workplace safety is about preparedness, training, equipment maintenance and having a plan. It encompasses employee readiness, corporate policy and personal accountability. Whether you work in an office or a factory, own the company or are the lowest-paid employee on the payroll, you should be concerned about workplace safety. Your life may depend on it.
Have an Emergency Plan
Many businesses have safety plans that address specific workplace hazards. For example, if your business uses specialized chemicals, your company may have neutralizing chemicals close by in the event of a spill or leak.