In any situation, business or otherwise. Safety is always a top priority. It’s easy to only think of safety in machine based environments, such as factories and construction sites. However, even in offices there is always a potential for injury, even death. Blind spots, electrical devices, as well as heavy machinery should all be labeled with at least a safety sign. These signs, when properly placed, can be the difference between a productive, uneventful workday, and possible injury to a coworker. As well as liability for the company. Everyone will lose out should such an event occur. There is the obvious tragedy that an employee could be seriously injured or worse. But many times there are other considerations as well.
As mentioned previously, the employer could incur a liability for such an incident that could jeopardize that company’s very existence. Through lawsuits, fines, and even closings. Although that would be a worst case scenario, there are other day to day business reasons for displaying a safety sign. The business could save on insurance costs through discounts. As well as a happier work environment by showing the concern.
And of course, the actual placement of the safety signs are crucial. You can receive sign usage tips from your insurance provider as well as the safety company that may provide the signs to you.
In any case, make sure that you identify when and where to use these. And use them. It is a relatively easy step to take, that could pay off enormously for all concerned.