Healthy and Safe: How to Protect Your Employees in the Workplace

Safety in the workplace starts at the top and if owners and managers recognize and acknowledge the need for a proactive and vigilant approach to keeping their employees away from danger and serious injury it will help improve the odds of avoiding an incident.

Stretching employee

Here is a look at some of the steps you can take to maintain a good health and safety workplace profile, including an overview of one of the most common types of injury, why you can’t afford to be complacent about injuries in an office setting, plus an insight into some hidden dangers to be wary of.…

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Legal Responsibilities of Your Business: Employment and Injury

As a business owner, you are lucky enough to have all sorts of additional legal responsibilities that are attached to your company. Specifically, within the categories of employee longevity and safety, there are all kinds of sets of knowledge that you should have handy about topics ranging from injury to insurance, and security to record-keeping.

Employee safety

You shouldn’t even start a business until you know how all of those things work. Because the last thing you need is to have some event occur where someone gets hurt, or there is catastrophic damage somewhere, or inspectors come in and find something wrong, and you have to plead ignorance about the whole thing.…

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Protect Your Business from Slip and Fall Accidents in 3 Easy Steps

Small businesses can be the subject of costly personal injury lawsuits. You’ll want to obtain liability insurance immediately if you have a small business where customers come to a physical location. Premises liability is a doctrine that all business unders are subject to.

The doctrine finds that a business owner can be held liable in a slip and fall accident on the business’s premises.

Slip and fall warning

Business owners have a “duty of care” to make sure the property is safe for employees and customers. You must do everything within reason to make the property safe. Negligence on part of the owner must be shown.…

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How to Prevent Work Accidents and Compensation Claims as an Employer

Injuries in the workplace can be life changing or fatal, which is why it’s so important they are avoided at all costs. But as well as the risk to life, work accidents are a costly business, with the ability to put a company in financial trouble should a worker claim that poor health and safety practices were to blame for their accident. Therefore, it’s important you are prepared for such an occasion and can handle everything your workplace throws at you and your workforce.

Workplace accident

Here’s what you need to do to protect your business and your workforce from workplace accidents:

The correct training, regularly

It’s so important your staff are regularly updated when it comes to processes and working with special equipment while on the job.…

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Stopping Slip and Fall Accidents: What to Do Before Bad Things Happen at Your Business

If you are a small business owner then you have plenty to worry about, including ensuring that your clients are satisfied, double checking that your inventory is well stocked, and making sure that your suppliers can be relied on. One thing that you may have overlooked but which could make a big difference to your business’s bottom line is a slip and fall accident.

Caution wet floor sign

As a business owner, you are responsible for ensuring that your business is safe for any visitors, including customers and employees. If you fail to provide a safe space and a person slips and falls then you could be held liable and the cost to your business could be extremely high.…

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Worker Worries – Preventing the Simple Mishaps of Workplace Safety

Workplace injuries are one of the worst things that can happen to your employees and your business. Not only does it cause your employee physical and emotional distress, but it also decreases work morale, and can also put your business in serious financial trouble if something drastic has happened.

Workplace safety

Don’t let your business fall victim to an injury or hazard that can be easily prevented; we’ve put together 5 simple tips and tricks that can help you prevent the simple mishaps regarding workplace safety.

1. Prevent injuries

Believe it or not, the most common occupational injuries are usually ones that can be easily prevented.…

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4 Reasons Why SMBs Need to Invest More in Safety and Sustainability

Safety and sustainability are two things that small to medium businesses just don’t think about enough.

Warehouse management

Being a small to medium business (SMB) is hard work. Markets can be inconsistent, money can be stretched, and the slightest setback can be devastating. For this reason, too many SMBs are not investing enough in safety or sustainability. However, there are several reasons why they should. First of all…

Now is the perfect time for rack inspection training and green initiatives!

If there’s one thing that SMBs always need, it’s security. There are so many question marks in the business world, and what small businesses need is some kind of guarantee.…

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A Higher Level of Safety: Your Business and Multi-Gas Detection Devices

Anyone who works in the gas detection business will tell you that the consequences of not understanding the safety instruments can be fatal. Broken, malfunctioning, or misused devices give workers a false sense of security.

Multi-gas detector

If you work in an industry where gas detection is necessary, here are a few reasons why you should consider it a smart business move – not just a regulatory concern.

It Minimizes The Threat Of Death

A good multi gas detector minimizes the risk of injury or death – that’s a basic fact. Leaking gases into your company office or building is a measurable risk, based on the type of gas and the concentration.

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USA Mobile Drug Testing Shares what Employers Need to Know About Marijuana Legalization

With approximately 20 states and the District of Columbia legalizing the use of medical marijuana, drug testing has become a particularly hot topic for employers. Many of them are confused about what legalization means and what impact it has on them. That may be especially true in Washington, Colorado and as yet to be determined states where recreational marijuana use is now legal or may be legalized in the future.

Marijuana legalization issue in the workplace

Rich DeMatteo recently interviewed David Bell from USA Mobile Drug Testing, explaining it from an employee perspective, so we thought it would be a good idea to cover it from an employer’s perspective.…

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Three Workplace Safety Essentials

As an employer, you have a duty to keep your employees safe while they’re working for you. Much of this is about having common sense as everyone goes about their daily business, but there are a few things that you need to have present in just about any workplace to ensure that it’s safe.

Safety first

Here are three of the things you should check off the list the next time you review your safety credentials; many are legal obligations so it’s essential that you’ve got them.

Fire Extinguisher

In most places of work it is a requirement that you have the necessary fire-fighting equipment present and working at all times; after all, you never know when a fire might break out.…

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