Slipping, tripping, and falling hazards can lead to injuries to the head and bones. Here are the most common causes:
- Slippery or wet floors
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose and tangled cables
To prevent these from happening, clean the spills before anyone passes by them. For uneven surfaces, precautionary signages and immediate repair are needed. And for loose and tangled cables, use cable ties. You may also improve lighting to avoid tripping.
2. Electrical Hazards
The establishment may not prevent electrical cables from hanging around. With this, electrical shocks and injuries are possible.
Prevent this with the following tips:
- If the cable is not needed anymore, remove it.
- If it is only temporarily unused, try to cover the ends and keep it away from reach.
Noise from the traffic outside the building can distract all workers. And to buffer noise coming from machines you should have protective gear for the operator. Doing so can prevent hearing disabilities.
Working with flammable or combustible materials can cause great damage. Workers and the business get affected. A fire can permanently damage equipment, documents, the building and can cause a loss of human lives.
Prevent the cost that you need to pay when this happens through these suggestions:
- Install a smoke detector, fire alarm, and sprinklers.
- Train personnel on handling fire extinguishers and the use of fire exits.
- Check all electrical wiring and machines if all are in a proper state to use.
5. Ergonomic hazards
Working in an office can seem fine. But, long exposure to computer screens may also cause hazards. Working positions and conditions and continuous tasks can also be damaging.
A worker's posture, if incorrect, can cause pain and illnesses. That can result in a business interruption. Prevent this from happening by checking office equipment that is ergonomically designed. You can also provide lighting that is sufficient for the area of use.
Business gets interrupted. That's when workers get injured or harmed, and if they do not have replacements. Interruptions may cause a loss of income for the company. So, a Business Owners Policy (BOP) can provide the amount lost due to a business interruption.
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