There are some jobs that have a reputation for being dangerous, and then there are those that really don’t. The average daily potential issues that come with a work area are going to vary immensely based on what the actual job is, the location, and other similar issues. While it’s certainly not going to have the same potential health and safety risks as say a farming or mining job, it’s still important to understand the potential issues that can come from a digital marketing company office and how to properly handle them.
Understanding the Digital Marketing Setting
Most buildings will have some potential issues. This could be from exposed pipes in storage closets or bathrooms to door lock issues, to the occasional outlet that doesn’t work the way it should. All of these are common building issues but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored. Understanding the area specific potential hazards allows for the proper signage and warnings to be put into place to help avoid any serious issues.
Safety Around Digital Marketing Electronics
Most of the potential dangers from an office environment are going to be from electronics. Malfunctioning electronics that actually result in loose wires or sparks are incredibly rare in today’s day and age and not likely to be a major issue, however it is important to keep in mind that sometimes the odd issue can happen.
Beyond that managing the potential health & safety risks in your average company office for a digital marketing company comes down to common sense. Don’t mix water and electricity, cap off any outlets that aren’t working properly, have regular routine check-ups on the office and office building’s electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.
When done properly basic maintenance should be a breeze to maintain and help prevent most potential issues.
Understanding Emergency Protocols
Employees need to know what the emergency protocols are. This means not just knowing the nearest fire escape, but all of them. They should know the drills for if a violent former worker comes in, for fire, or for even for unlikely potential dangers like an explosion in the building or close by to it.
Keep in mind that employees need to be kept up on this with every small change. A worker who is moved from one side of the office to another may not know that the nearest exit for them has changed and should be walked through the basics again to make sure they are up to speed on the changes.
Good Indoor Environmental Practices
An air purifier is never a bad thing, and keeping up on changing all filters is crucial to make sure office air is as clean and healthy as possible. Further, staying on top of employees who don’t feel well and making them spend the proper amount of time at home and recovering is crucial to avoid getting the entire office sick. These are simple practices that are going to make workers happier while also making them healthier and thus helping create a better (and more profitable) work environment.
Keeping all of these in mind will help keep your office safe and up to code!