The COVID-19 pandemic shed light on how unprepared for disasters we are as a country, business owners, and individuals. From pandemics to hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, chemical spills, house fires, and beyond, do not get caught unprepared. September is National Preparedness Month, and honestly, this could not come at a more relevant time.
While this is a stressful period for all of us, safety has never been more critical. No organization wants on the job injuries, but what can you do about it? Safety culture is having a bit of a revolution right now, and it’s having a significant impact on workplace injury and overall wellness of employees. Having a strong safety culture promotes more than safety; studies have shown that a positive safety culture also benefits worker confidence, retention, and productivity. In short, safety is good for business.
With summer finally in sight and business starting to reopen, now is the best time to give your first aid kit a checkup. Minor injuries haven't exactly been top of mind amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, but it's essential to prepare with a properly stocked first aid kit.
By now, almost all organizations should have a safety program in place to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. While these procedures look good on paper, if they are not integrated into daily operations and consistently reinforced, then they are likely to be ineffective. How can an organization keep safety top of mind? By developing a safety culture.
As the ultimate champions of a safe and healthy workplace, Safetec wants to help everyone stay healthy in the office. Whether you are currently in an office environment or preparing to reopen, let’s cover the basics of maintaining a sanitary workspace during COVID-19 and beyond.
During a medical emergency, you may feel inclined to help those in need if it’s within your power. However, most individuals are not properly prepared to handle a health crisis and could put themselves at risk. Your personal safety should be a top priority before you provide assistance to others. If you’re sick or injured, it can be difficult to help save lives. Here are five steps you can take to help ensure your safety — and that of those around you — at the scene of a medical emergency.
How many times have you heard the expression “Better to be safe than sorry”? This phrase is often used when preparing for something, whether it’s a vacation or an incoming emergency. During September, learning the importance of preparedness is crucial. Being prepared for every situation allows you to ride out the most severe crises without putting your family or employees at risk.
The sad truth is yes. The people that are preparing your breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack could possibly be ill.
You Are Not Alone
In fact, according to a survey four out of five employees in the United States expects to be safe while at work. This survey was conducted by Sterling Talent Solutions, an employment background screening and onboarding firm.