As a business owner, manager, or employee, safety should always be one of the main points of day to day operations of a business. All businesses are different and safety precautions can change drastically between them. One of the things that is always needed in any business in the regards of keeping employees safe is organization.
Organization is something very simple, but often overlooked. Organization can span almost every aspect of a safe workplace. It can be involved with emergency procedures, material safety data sheets, safety equipment, first aid supplies, and many more.
In the event of an emergency procedure, such as a tornado, fire, or gas leak, it is important for everyone to know where to go in each scenario and get there safely. The company or building should have designated areas and that all employees know where to go in an orderly fashion. Test drills are a good way to see how prepared everyone is.
In the event that the company works with chemicals or anything that involves safety data sheets (SDS) it is important and required by law to have them in an area that is easily accessible to be read in the event of a spill or other exposure. Staying organized and knowing what you are working with and quickly being able to find the information needed could be the difference in the severity of injury or other health risks.
A lot of companies may use machinery, chemicals, or electronics that have safety equipment associated with them. As a company it is necessary to keep this equipment well organized, such as size and for what it is used for. When employees are searching for the right safety equipment it is extremely nice to see them in an orderly fashion and knowing right where to go for what they need.
Cuts and scrapes happen all the time, but in the rare event that something more severe happens, having a well-organized first aid cabinet or kit could be the difference in life or death. When you are in a hurry to get what you need to help someone or even get a Band-Aid for yourself opening a well-organized cabinet is critical.
There are many reasons to be organized. Getting organized can be as simple as having training sections for certain events, labeling supplies, and having someone in charge of keeping them that way. Having a well-organized business can be vital when the time arises, but also very helpful for normal everyday tasks. Stay safe and organized this Monday!
Demand Generation Specialist, Lift’n Buddy, a Southworth Company