Dangerous jobs. No matter what business you’re in, where that business is located, or the job you have, your organization is subject to some sort of emergency or safety threat. It could be weather related disasters, industry risks, or job hazards. It’s important for us to remember workplace safety.
Thanks to Mission Safety Services for sharing today’s infographic. While I admit that I wasn’t surprised about the ten most dangerous jobs, I did find the quick facts and top tips noteworthy.
Even if your industry doesn’t have these occupations or other dangerous jobs, there are some good takeaways that apply to just about any industry. It might be easy to forget that office settings have safety hazards. And, if you work in an open or co-working space, it might be even more important to educate employees on office safety. The last thing any organization wants is one employee inadvertently leaving a hazard for a co-worker. Here are my ten safety takeaways that every company and employee needs to remember:
- Know how to use a fire extinguisher. Everyone should know how to do this.
- Create emergency procedures for your organization.
- Use safety checklists if necessary.
- Review and update safety and emergency procedures regularly.
- Prior to inclement weather, review emergency procedures and communications plans.
- Wear safety equipment when it’s required.
- Don’t wear clothing that can be a hazard (i.e. dangling jewelry, long belts, loose shoes, etc.)
- Use the right tools for the right job.
- Store equipment and supplies properly. Make sure tools are properly maintained.
- Properly dispose of trash and waste.
Just because you work in an office environment doesn’t mean safety isn’t an issue.