Workplace safety fosters productivity, reduces hazards and injuries, and is essential to employee trust and happiness. Insurance companies may lower worker’s comp premiums after workplace safety measures are implemented as well. Culver-Newlin understands the necessity of maintaining a safe workplace environment, and we’re fully stocked and able to supply you with safety-enhancing furniture and ideas. Let’s look at a few, shall we?
It’s important to have a fire evacuation and safety plan outlined and posted for all employees to read, and to have a map drawn of escape routes. Make sure all your exit signs have working light bulbs and regularly test the emergency lighting system. Check and replace frayed or damaged electrical cords and label all circuits.
You should store shelf items at least three feet below the ceiling to allow firefighters easy access to automatic sprinkler systems. Place fire extinguishers in a visible, accessible place that is no more than five feet off the ground. All exit doors should remain unlocked during business hours, and should be free of obstructions when people are inside the building. Shelving near doorways provide storage for items that may otherwise block the doorway. You can download Culver-Newlin’s office and furniture catalogs here.
Workplace chemicals must be monitored to avoid Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policies, and employees must be protected from exposure to both hazardous chemicals and biological agents, like mold, animal waste, and bodily fluids. Each potentially dangerous chemical handled in the workplace needs to have a material safety data sheet available to employees, and hazardous chemicals should be placed in a locked cabinet.
Culver-Newlin’s line of office furniture features safe storage for potentially harmful fluids and chemicals. You can download Culver-Newlin’s office and furniture catalogs here.
Loose chair rollers, shaky table legs, or malfunctioning equipment can wreak havoc on workplace safety. Fixing or replacing unstable or faulty products will keep your workplace running smoothly and safely.
Business owners are responsible for maintaining a safe workplace for their employees, and failure to comply with standards can make you liable for injuries. Prevent an unsafe work environment by ensuring all equipment is safe and usable. Culver-Newlin can assist you in creating a healthy work space by providing you with sturdy yet attractive office furnishings. You can download Culver-Newlin’s office and furniture catalogs here.
The Occupational Safety and Health Regulation states that “A workplace must be planned, constructed, used and maintained to protect from danger any person working at the workplace.” Culver-Newlin can help you do just that. From bookcases and large shelving to small cubbies and file cabinets, desks and chairs to tables and organizers, our design staff will assist you with space planning and specifications for maximum workplace safety.