Workplace Safety is essential to implement in your office. No matter what type of industry your business is in, it is still very important to have a workplace safety policy and guidelines. Here are a few guidelines your employees should already know; if not, contact Advocate Insurance to discuss what workplace safety guidelines you need.
Guideline 1 – Know Your Surroundings
This holds true for every employee. They need to know what is in their surroundings and what may end up being a potentially hazardous situation.
Guideline 2 – Take Your Breaks
While employers in Pennsylvania are not required to give their employees breaks, it is a good idea for employees to have breaks. Breaks can be at most 20 minutes, but generally breaks are 15 minutes. Breaks give individuals a chance to refresh and recharge so they are alert to do their work.
Guideline 3 – Use Tools and Machines Correctly
When using your tools and machines at work, be sure to use them the correct way and follow precautions should the machine require it. A machine manual is an excellent way for employees to know how to properly use a machine or tool. Manuals are very important as they encourage workplace safety.
Guideline 4 – Wear Proper Safety Equipment
If your work requires it, wearing the proper safety equipment is critical. Items like hard hats and work goggles can protect you from accidents happening.
It is essential that your employees to know what your workplace safety guidelines are and that they follow them. Advocate Insurance can assist you in setting up your workplace safety policy and guidelines. Contact us today to set up an appointment.
Advocate Insurance has over 20 years experience in the safety risk management and employee productivity fields. We also have the experience to help with your commercial insurance needs as well as car insurance and home owners insurance. We have assisted individuals in and around Reading PA with car insurance and home owners insurance. We also assist businesses in Reading PA and around the Berks County area with risk management and safety training services.