It’s always important to take a proactive approach to safety in the workplace, but sometimes an emergency can arise at a moment’s notice. Taking some time to plan before an incident takes place can help you take action quickly and ensure the safety of yourself and your co-workers. And, because the National Safety Council organizes National Safety Month every June, it’s a great time to review emergency preparedness in various workplace settings.
Here are the key takewayas to help ensure you’re ready to respond to an emergency in the workplace:
- Check workplace policies
- Stay focused and calm
- Have a communication plan
- Help others when possible
This month’s Safety Focused Newsletter also covers outdoor heat safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 330 heat-related fatalities each year. Download the newsletter for five tips to keep you safe.
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