How to Create a Safe Workplace!

By Foodism Team

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In 2021, healthy work culture has become one of the biggest challenges that many organisations face. The bigger the organisation, the less attractive is their work culture. The Job drop-out rate is also at an all-time high due to this problem. But this does not mean that it is impossible to create a safe working space. You just have to work for it!

This is what the Foodism team of managers and employees came up with to create a working space that is safe and sound for all. We jotted down the points and broke them down into simpler steps. 

1- Rewarding employees for safe behaviour.

Rewards are the easiest way to encourage workplace safety. Giving out small rewards to employees who follow safety policies keeps them engaged, which can make a big difference in reducing workplace injuries. 

2- Partner with Counsellors

You never know when someone need help with their mental health. It is always safer and better to partner with a Counsellor and familiarizes them with the team. This way they can guide the teammates better and help them through rough times. 

3- Use labels and signs.

Labels and signs are an effective way to quickly communicate important information. They’re usually simple and rely on pictures to detail hazards and proper procedures.

4- Be Considerate

This is 2021, people care about their identities, pronouns. Safe working space can only be created if we learn to respect each other’s identities. 

5. Keep things clean.

A messy workplace can lead to unnecessary accidents. Make sure boxes are stacked safely and spills are cleaned up quickly. Conduct regular inspections to check for potential dangers such as tangled cords, messy floors, and disorganized tools.

6. Encourage stretch breaks.

Stretch breaks are an easy way to improve workplace ergonomics and employee health. Taking even five minutes to stretch can ease muscle tension and loosen joints, reducing the potential for repetitive motion injuries. Active movements have been shown to be more effective than passive stretching alone.

Lastly, keep an open dialogue!

Make it easy for your team to approach you. Listen to them and provide solutions to their problems. You should also have regular meetings regarding workspace safety to ensure the protocols are being followed and if any more additions are to be done!