Many New York residents spend most of their hours every day working in offices without realizing that safety hazards are not only present in workplaces such as construction sites. There could be numerous safety hazards in office environments, any one of which can cause a serious work injury. Developing safety protocols for the office may be a smart move -- from establishing emergency exit procedures to making sure any spills at the water station are cleaned before someone suffers a slip and fall accident.
The most appropriate step to address potential hazards might be to consider what could go wrong. Companies should design a plan for action in the event of a natural disaster such as a flood, tornado or earthquake. However, the hazards that seem insignificant are more prevalent and must receive adequate attention. Check fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors frequently and ensure even those employees in offices furthest from the alarm can hear it. Check all electric cords for fraying and make sure they do not cross walkways or passages where it can cause trip hazards.