How Safe Is Your Workspace?



From the ALA-APA’s Library Worklife blog

Do you keep your workspace neat and free of clutter? Do you close desk drawers and cabinets when not in use? Do you use a step ladder instead of standing on a chair to get things that are out of your reach? If you responded with a yes to these questions, then you’re on your way to having a safe work environment. But these are only a few things that you can do to ensure a safe workplace. With June being National Safety Month, it is a perfect opportunity to promote safety in the workplace.

This article lists 30 safety topics that employers can share with employees. It talks about employers’ responsibility to discuss and educate employees on safety. However, some things are each employee’s responsibility. Things such as getting a good night’s sleep or being sober when you go to work or being aware of your surroundings as you cross streets on your way to work, all help to keep you alert and ensure your safety.

Of the ten most common injuries on the job, the majority are those random incidents that can happen to anyone and at any time. Knowing this should help us grasp the idea that we all have a part to play in minimizing the risk of accidents, injuries, and even death that could occur while we’re at work. You should not become paranoid about everything around you. But you should be aware of potential hazards. It’s like noticing a “floor is wet” yellow hazard sign and being careful to avoid that particular area.

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