Most businesses wouldn’t think twice about investing in the safety of their employees while they are at work; however, if employees are your most valuable asset, shouldn’t you be concerned with their personal safety, risk management, and disaster preparedness?
The summer is a time of sunshine, travel, and fun. But there are many risks present in summer’s activities. Help educate your employees on how to be safe this summer. Post summer safety tips around the office. Send out resources and reminders. Consider investing in a service, like Agility Recovery, that not only helps you build your business continuity plan, but also provides access to a portal that allows employees to build their personal disaster preparedness plan.
Consider sharing safety and risk management tips such as these with your team:
- General Home Safety –You are accustomed to following safety rules at work, but what about home? Don’t forget the importance of home safety - including proper labeling of cleaning solutions, ladder safety, and wearing the proper personal protective equipment when doing chores such as lawn maintenance and interior or exterior cleaning.
- Pools – Summer fun almost always involves swimming! Whether at home, a friend’s house, or a public pool, there are safety precautions to keep in mind to ensure you and your family are swimming safely this summer.
- Boating - Regardless of your expertise on the water, proper boating safety should be followed every time you hit the water. Click here for boating safety tips to review with all passengers.
- Motorcycles - According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, there were 5,286 motorcyclist fatalities in 2016; this is an increase of 5.1% from the 5,029 motorcyclist fatalities in 2015. There is no debate, motorcycles can be dangerous. Before you hit the open road, make sure you and your motorcycle are properly protected.
- Safe Driving – With all the long weekends and vacations, summer is one of the busiest driving seasons…and one of the most deadly. Speeding, driving while intoxicated, not wearing a seat belt – there are numerous reasons for summer driving accidents. Don’t forget about distracted driving. It is not just a concern for teenage drivers. As you hit the road for summer travel, consider the dangers of distracted driving and how you can help keep yourself and your passengers safe.
- Fireworks – A staple of your Fourth of July celebration is likely the lighting of fireworks. Do you know the laws in your state? Are you taking proper precautions to prevent injuries and property damage? Fireworks are dangerous. Keep safety a priority as you celebrate this summer.
Your employees are your most valued asset. Start a campaign of tips and lessons for them to take heed of in their personal lives. Help ensure they are able to have fun and work safely at home, but also arrive back to work refreshed and in one piece.