Workplace incidents are just as dangerous in the halls and desks of offices as they are in more visible locations like construction sites and warehouses. Indeed, the more comfortable people feel in their professional settings, the more likely they are to behave recklessly, as the perceived lack of danger causes some people to take more chances than they would in an atmosphere of heavy machinery, noxious chemicals, and high voltage. Check the article.
In any case, and in any working environment, there are some general guidelines for enhancing and improving protection. If these rules are followed when punching a clock, it may mean the difference between protection and injury, or even life and death in the most serious situations.
Put your equipment away. Leaving your work equipment out where it can cause a trip, spill, or other danger, regardless of whether it has sharp blades or power cords, or is as easy as a mop and bucket, is a recipe for disaster. A clean work environment also makes you seem more professional.
Don’t be too sure about yourself. There’s a reason why ships have lifeboats. Accidents happen, even though the best-laid plans are meticulously laid out. Thinking you’re safe at work and actually being safe are two very different things, and the risks of reckless injury and irresponsible roughhousing lurk in the void.
Taking dangerous shortcuts. In a professional environment, the adage “haste makes waste” is especially true. Not securing the power cable can result in a severe trip and fall injury, as can overfilling a box and injuring anyone picking it up, or piling containers higher than safety regulations allow. Workplace accidents, both large and minor, are often caused by being lazy, taking shortcuts, and failing to take responsibilities seriously.
Ignoring safety requirements posted on the premises. Any workplace must have alerts about hazardous materials, high-voltage electricity, equipment storage procedures, and general instructions for workers to know how to conduct themselves in their workplace, whether it is a job site, an office, or anywhere else.