Keeping A Business Safe Makes Sense

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Safety in the office can prevent injury and other issues later down the road. Making a few simple changes to the way a business is run may prevent future injuries.

Safety is an important part of any business. There are several simple things that can be done to prevent injury to employees and customers. A few of these simple adjustments can be placing cables and cords under rugs to prevent tripping. Keeping isles open and clear can prevent someone from running into something and hurting themselves. Signage indicating exit ways and a good evacuation plan can prevent confusion and problems later down the road. Another safety tip that can sometimes be overlooked is a simple “Wet Floor” sign. (http://www.officezone.com/safety-equipment.htm)

Safety signs, such as “Wet Floor” signs can commonly be found in a grocery store or office complex. They are usually bi-lingual and usually say something as simple as “Caution Wet Floor” and in Spanish “Cuidado Piso Mojado.” The bright orange, green or yellow catches the eye and immediately draws attention. Once seen, people begin to tiptoe and take caution. The end result is fewer accidents and a drop in lawsuits.

It can’t be prevented, and happens sometimes on a weekly basis. A jar of food breaks, an entryway is wet from rain or the custodian has recently mopped the floor. A combination of a slippery substance with smooth floor, cement or tile could create a dangerous environment. The end result could be a customer or employee taking a fall.

In an effort to save space and improve response time, a new tent-style safety sign is now available. Unlike traditional cones, the new wet floor tent cone saves a lot of space and makes for a better sign. It is taller, brighter and has more visible surface area. The sign is spring-loaded and fits nicely in a cylindrical container that can be stored in a closet or hung on a wall. When an accident happens, the container can be used to eject the cone with the flick of a wrist. It weighs very little, but is very stable. Thanks to a tripod design, the sign will not easily fall over.

Wet floors are difficult to see, especially indoors. Water in low-lit areas of stores and businesses can be almost invisible. When the sign is used, people will usually be careful to steer themselves around the dangerous area. When the slippery floor is brought to the attention of customers and employees, people are usually able to properly prepare themselves for the slippery conditions. Prevention will eliminate costly injuries and liability issues. An example of these tent-style wet floor signs can be found by going here: http://www.officezone.com/safety-equipment.htm.

For further information, please contact Morgan Cloward, Marketing Director of Office Zone, 1-800-543-5454, info@officezone.com.

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