All across America accidents happen on a daily basis in the workplace. While an accident that occurs is never a good thing, an accident that occurs that could have easily been avoided is especially disheartening.
What many business owners fail to realize is that they could greatly improve their business’ safety record simply by posting various safety signs in the workplace. Sometimes a safety sign adds that little reminder that a person needs to avoid a potential accident from occurring. So what signs ensure a safer work environment?
• Restricted Areas Signs: There may be areas of your business that have more activity going on than others. While your employees may be just fine wandering in and out, a visitor or customer of your business may not be. It is important to keep them out of a dangerous place not only for their safety, but for your liability as well. Posting signs that say, “Stop Employees Only,” will let your customers and visitors know where they can and cannot go.
• Protective Wear Signs: There may be certain areas of your workplace where it is necessary to wear eye protection, ear protection, or head protection. Some areas may even require more than one of these safety features. Posting signs that say, “Danger Hard Hat Area,” and other protective wear signs remind everyone in those areas to take the needed precautions that will help keep them safe.
• First Aid Signs: When an accident does occur your employees need to know where the problems can be addressed. Posting signs that let everyone know where the first aid kit is and where an emergency eye wash station is can help lessen the impact of many accidents and turn a possible disaster into a manageable situation.
Emedco has thousands of safety signs that will help keep you, your employees, and your customers safe. Many of Emedco’s safety signs are bi-lingual which will increase the chances of the signs being read and thus keep even more people in the know and safe.
While accidents in the workplace are always going to occur, reducing your liability and increasing your positive safety record is as easy as posting a few signs. Look around at your workplace; chances are there is more than one area that requires attention and nothing will draw the attention you need like a safety sign.