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workplace 2018-04-07

How to Maintain Healthy and Safe Atmosphere in Your Business Workplace

A healthy environment will help employees in coming up with fresh ideas and will create a healthy, positive working space.

By Nibedita MohantaSenior Sub-editor


The world has recently witnessed the shooting that took place in the YouTube office this past week, which makes us think of the workplace safety and keeping in mind World Health Day today, it is important to look at the two very vital aspects to be taken care of in a workplace, where the business empire exists.

Here is what employers can do save their business from health and safety hazards:


Identify the areas of threat such as switchboards, where there are chances of occurrence of short circuit, lift area, if the switches are working properly, pantry area where there is a chance of growth of rodents and insects, which can cause health hazards and usage of products with expiry dates etc.

It might take a day or two but will help in long-term. Being an employer, you are responsible for the health and safety of the employees at least for the duration of time, they work for you.

Plan and Inspection:

After identifying the areas of threat, plan a schedule to eradicate one and all. A proper plan to check the faulty areas and rectify them once and for all should be the top in your priority list. This will also reflect your caring nature towards your employees and will help in building a cordial relationship.

A healthy environment will help employees in coming up with fresh ideas and will create a healthy, positive working space. Try to get connected with every employee and take their feedbacks.

Time to Time Check:

Make sure to get the vital areas get checked every month and encourage employees to inform incident if they come across any.
Like for instance if the fire extinguisher is rusted, if the lift is causing a constant problem, encounter with rodents and insects in the pantry or canteen area or switchboard problems etc.

These might seem small for once but they make take larger shape in time if neglected.

Call the servicing guys for routine servicing of heavy electrical or electronic equipment, which are in use on regular basis like air conditioner, coffee machine, lift and operating system unit.

Train Employees:

There are a lot of manmade and natural hazards that take place unexpectedly like the occurrence of an earthquake, overheating the machines, leaking roof or leaving the cigarette buds without smashed, which might lead to another sequence of disasters.

To avoid them train your employees well to identify the signs and inform the concerned person as soon as possible to avoid the future possibilities. Train them to tackle emergency operation of switches like a fire extinguisher and make them teach the younger employees.

Maintain Healthy Atmosphere:

Maintaining healthy atmosphere does not mean only planting indoor plants, encouraging people to eat healthily and maintaining a healthy environment by keeping things up to date but also the systems bug-free or hackers free to avoid losing important data.

Maintaining a healthy relationship with the employees also counts as maintaining a healthy atmosphere.

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