Elevating Safety Awareness at Work

May 31, 2024

June is National Safety Month, and it’s the perfect time to reassess the safety measures in the workplace. This annual observance, led by the National Safety Council (NSC), focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work and on the road. 

Safety Starts with Awareness

Take a proactive approach by conducting regular safety drills and checking that all security equipment, like smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, are in working order. Educate your staff on the importance of emergency preparedness and familiarize them with the latest security technology designed to protect them from potential hazards.

National Safety Council (NSC) Tips

Safety Engagement 

Foster a culture of safety at work through continuous education, engagement, and safety drills. Encourage employees to participate in local safety training programs and workshops. These can offer valuable information on how to handle emergencies, from natural disasters to unexpected security breaches.

Also of value are regular fire and emergency drills with procedures clearly posted throughout your building(s). Practice makes improvement. 

Roadway Safety

Implement strict policies for employees who drive as part of their work duties. Regularly review and enforce safe driving practices to minimize road-related risks. Continuously perform DOT-regulated drug tests, DOT physicals, and motor vehicle reports (MVR) via our background checks.

Risk Reduction 

Identify potential hazards within the workplace and take proactive steps to mitigate them. Regular risk assessments and the implementation of strategic safety protocols play a crucial role. Hire a professional to assess your facilities and inspect your fire alarms!

Slips, Trips, and Falls

These are among the most common workplace accidents. Ensure that all areas are well-maintained and clear of debris and that all employees are aware of best practices to avoid these incidents. If you have areas prone to water leaks, install environmental monitoring alarms to detect leaks before the issue gets out of hand and poses a danger to your customers, vendors, and staff. 

Enhance Your Security Infrastructure

Upgrade your business security systems to include modern technologies like smart alarms, live video monitoring, and access control. Burglar and fire alarms are necessary tools that react to emergencies and are even more effective when combined with the proactive power of 24/7  live monitoring. These tools not only enhance safety and security but also provide peace of mind.

Stay Informed

Keep up with the latest safety guidelines and recommendations from reputable organizations like the National Safety Council. Their insights can help you avoid common hazards and adopt best practices in safety and prevention.

By focusing on these areas, you can significantly improve your safety stats and ensure a safer working environment for all. Prioritizing safety not only enhances employee well-being but also contributes to more efficient and productive operations.

For more detailed information and resources, visit the National Safety Council’s website or contact your local Per Mar Security Services representative!