Business Safety Products: What to Incorporate into Your Business
OSHA aka, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, requires companies to provide their employees with a safe and healthy workplace, free of hazards. While unexpected accidents can always happen in the workplace, informing your employees or guests of hazards can protect and inform as well as avoid future lawsuits. With this in mind, all building visitors must also have access to proper medical and first aid personnel and supplies.
Workplace safety products can not only teach employees the proper and safest way to work, but can protect employees and customers from further harm in your facilities. Ensuring your company is safety compliant can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. With various rules and regulations based on different aspects of your business including industry, building size, employee size, and more — you can protect and inform your customers with ADA business safety products.
From floor graphics to safety barriers, our standard business safety products are an effective way to keep guests and employees protected. Maintain a safe business environment with safety products and signage.
Here are 5 business safety products every company needs:
- First Aid Kits
- Fire Extinguisher
- Exit Signs & Emergency Route
- Wet Floor Signs & Safety Decals
First Aid Kits
When it comes to business safety products, due to regulations and a desire to keep your employees and guests safe, your business will need to include first aid kits in your safety plan. The size of your first aid kit will depend on the size and use of your business. A business safety product company such as Identity Group, can help ensure you are sourcing the right products for your business safety needs.
Bandages, aspirin, scissors, gauges, and afterburn cream are usually included in small first aid kits. However, larger first aid kits can include a variety of medications, creams, and medical tape. The first steps to building out your business safety plans are to determine what kind and how big of a safety kit fits your company’s regulatory needs.
If you are a fully operational business, you will likely need to incorporate an authorized, Automated External Defibrillators (AED) on your facility. An important and lifesaving piece of technology, the AED is most commonly used to treat a sudden cardiac arrest. Designed to check and monitor heart rhythm, as well as send electric shocks to restart one’s heart again, this is a business safety product you will want to have around in case of an emergency. Whether used to treat an employee, customer or someone simply passing through your parking lot, incorporating AED’s into your safety products can save a life.
When people think of fire extinguishers, many only think about the safety they bring to people. However, fire extinguishers protect the environment too. They limit the amount of pollution going into the air from smoke and burning debris. A fire extinguisher is usually the first line of defense and often helps contain or fully extinguish a fire when contained in or near your commercial space. Outside of regulation guidelines, a fire extinguisher is a safety product you will want to incorporate into your business safety product inventory.
Exit Signs & Emergency Route
During times of emergency, employees and other visitors on your commercial property should have a clearly marked path to exit the building from any point. Every building should have two exits that employees can visibly see and access when evacuating.
Depending on the size of the building and the number of employees, OSHA requires a different number of available routes. Annual drills help ensure all employees are aware of all exit plans. However, most importantly, ensuring there are visible exit and emergency route signs clearly labeled for anyone inside your building is a great way to avoid injury, death or other issues.
Wet Floor Signs & Safety Decals
Slips, trips, and falls are a very prevalent problem in a variety of workplaces. Incorporating wet floor signs, caution stair signs and other important safety decals can help to prevent injury and remind people to be cautious. An integral part to any businesses safety product inventory, be sure to follow OSHA and ADA guidelines when purchasing and incorporating proper safety decals into your commercial space.
At Identity Group, we offer some of the following safety products:
ADA Floor Graphic Decals
Safety Barriers: For businesses needing COVID-19 safety barriers
Implementing ADA Business Safety Products
Having ADA compliant signage means that all customers will be able to access the goods and services they need in your business. Regardless of the industry you’re in, or how many buildings you own, you will want to ensure that you’re meeting ADA requirements. Creating custom ADA signs will ensure a great experience for all your visitors and employees, which will help you reflect your brand well.
Identity Group in Nashville, TN has everything you need to set your business apart.