The workplace is a dynamic environment that requires individuals to be both vigilant and proactive to protect themselves and others. Getting creative in how we address workplace safety can also be a way to build employee engagement.
Over the past few years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National institutes of Health (NIH) have gotten a lot of attention, due to the public health threat of the pandemic. However, now that many workplaces are returning to previous operations, another agency deserves some attention: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Preparedness takes different forms and needs different tools depending on who is impacted and when. Here are two scales to consider:
There has been a significant shift towards work-at-home arrangements over the past couple of years, and many see the remote workplace as a permanent feature in the future. For organizations, this is a good time to think about new workplace safety needs in this virtual environment
For National Preparedness Month, it is useful to assess your readiness for an emergency. If you were notified you had to leave your home within the hour, what would you do and what would you regret not having in place?