Employee Safety Checklist
Analyze Building Security
- Employees must feel safe to perform their jobs, so your building security guidelines are important. An August 2010 Mule Security Systems Inc. business security checklist reviews changing door access security codes when former employees leave your employment. No one wants to believe a former employee would create problems, but it can happen. Discuss ways to make your building safer with your security department. Take the time to review and correct problems with your office windows, entry doors and exit doors.
Check Fire Safety Procedures
- As a manager, establish and review fire safety procedures to minimize employee complaints and injuries. A fire department representative can visit your organization and discuss ways to remain safe during a fire, such as avoiding the elevator. An August 2010 Small Business Notes report discusses keeping your doors in good operating condition and using fire extinguishers in the office. Ask the fire safety representative for written documents about fire safety and place these documents in employee break rooms and building entryways where your employees spend time.
Create First Aid Guidelines
- Your organization can review employee safety first aid guidelines, which includes identifying a medical emergency and handling the medical emergency. Speak with your occupational nurse or industrial safety officer about any concerns and for assistance in creating guidelines. For example, state and federal laws can require some organizations to have first aid policies, such as using a company first aid kit. An August 2010 Cincinnati Financial Corporation report states employees should know about the first aid kit and employers should keep the kit full.
Provide an Environmentally Safe Office
- Your organization can help employees with an environmentally safe office, which includes clean airflow. You want to maintain a healthy workforce free from physical ailments, ranging from chronic headaches to skin rashes. Meet with your management team and take additional steps. An environmentally safe office involves advising the cleaning staff to use non-toxic cleaning solutions, reducing office noise levels and having the office checked for hazards, such as lead paint. An employee complaint can cause a visit from a health and safety inspector.