2. Develop safety programs and standards
Setting up safety programs and standards can help prevent the likelihood of accidents in the workplace. For example, one of the most common types of injury in the office is slip, trip, and falls; you can prevent this by making it a rule to always keep employee workspaces clutter-free. You can also do training programs that educate staff on the correct use of office equipment to help reduce the likelihood of ergonomics injuries. In some workspaces, putting up safety signs or labels help communicate important instructions to employees. Health and safety signs can warn workers of potential hazards, reinforce safety messages, and provide instruction for emergency situations.
These are some examples of safety programs or standards you can implement in the workplace. However, not all standards apply to every workplace so it is important to do a site walkthrough or risk assessment first so you can create safety programs and preventive measures that fit your work environment.