Make employees aware of safety hazards with clear signage

Anti-fatigue mats are another way to promote safety.

Employee safety should be one of the top concerns of running a business, and warehouse managers need to take it seriously. It’s critical to make sure the working environment is a safe one for all employees, and it starts with raising awareness to hazards.

Modern Materials Handing reports signage is critical in alerting workers to potential safety hazards. The news provider reports you need to make sure that when hanging up signs to warn of dangers, you need to ensure that all employees understand what the signage means. Consider holding quizzes during your regular safety training, and be sure everyone is on the same page with the right answer.

In addition to having proper signage around, there are other ways you can make safety a priority for those on the job. Making sure the floor is clear from any slipping hazards can really bolster employee safety. Whether due to a spill, general wear or residue brought in due to foot traffic, slipping on the job is a big safety hazard, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Hazard signs can alert passersby, but it’s also a good idea to have anti-fatigue mats on the floor, as they provide extra grip that helps prevent people from falling.

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Organizations need to make fall prevention a priority

Add anti-fatigue mats to keep fall prevention at the forefront.

Are you up to date with your worker safety training program? It’s critical to make sure you have a healthy and safe working environment, but unfortunately a lot of organizations can fall behind.

Safety and Health Magazine reports that the most common violations for safety is the general requirements for fall protection at number one, and the training requirements for fall protection at number eight. To avoid being penalized for violations, and to avoid paying for an injured employee, it’s critical that you make fall prevention a priority.

In addition to having a training program, you may want to consider having anti-fatigue mats on-site, which can add some traction and help people keep their balance, preventing potential falls.

The Mayo Clinic suggests there are other ways you can reduce the chances of an employee falling while on the job, like making a clear pathway and keeping the workplace clear at all times. Remove boxes, plugs and other raised items that could unintentionally trip someone who isn’t looking where they are going. Additionally, making sure the workplace is well-lit, so employees can see the path in front of them, can help identify any potential tripping hazards that could lead to a fall.

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Keep your restaurant employees safe with anti-fatigue mats

Rubber mats on a restaurant floor can help prevent kitchen spills and are easy to clean.

Working in a restaurant is a fast-paced environment, where everyone needs to be on their feet in the kitchen and serving customers. With a lot of food, beverages and foot traffic wearing down the floor, it can be easy for people to accidentally slip and fall.

In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, slips, trips and falls are a hazard to working in a restaurant, because slippery and wet floors are so common. It’s critical that restaurant managers work to keep their employees safe by adding traction to the floors with anti-fatigue mats, which are rubber so they are not only easy to clean and provide extra cushion to joints of people who are on their feet all day for work.

In addition to adding the rubber flooring of the anti-fatigue mats, it’s a good idea to encourage and educate employees on the importance of proper footwear. According to Food Newsfeed, the best shoes completely cover the feet to protect them from anything that might spill on the job, but also have rubber soles that not only provide support, but also have an extra grip. When doing research, there are certified non-slip shoes that you can point employees to as they’re onboarded.

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Keep safety in mind during the busy holiday season

Anti-fatigue mats can reduce slips.

The holiday season typically means bringing on a whole new workforce in an effort to deal with the demand. Because hiring increases so much and it’s such a busy time, the typical safety training that comes with onboarding may not happen as it normally would.

Modern Material Handling reports the holiday season is usually when worker safety becomes a bigger issue for most companies, because there is not enough time to adequately train employees on safety hazards in the workforce. Additionally, everyone is moving around at a hurried pace and it could leave them susceptible to potential injuries they may not have otherwise met during normal business time.

Additionally, the news source reports because it’s such a busy time, workers may be met with having to lift more items than a regular shift worker, and if they’re not properly trained, they could be putting themselves at risk for injury.

However, there are things you can do to help prevent certain safety issues at work. Adding anti-fatigue mats to the floors are a great way to reduce the chances of someone slipping and falling while on the job. Safety and Health Magazine reports that slips can happen when there is not enough friction on the floors, and adding anti-fatigue mats is a way to add some traction.

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