Regardless of where you work and what you do, there are always going to be safety hazards. Luckily for you, there are places where businesses can go to get exactly what they need to equip their offices with not only safety equipment, but all types of business supplies.
So, if you’re wondering what the best, most efficient items are to keep in your office, I’ve put together a list of five high-quality, low-cost, must-haves for your work environment you will be thankful you purchased in advance.
- Hand Sanitizers
Offices are swarming with germs and you might not even know it. Think about it — you and your co-workers touch the same things and then you later go to your desk and spread those germs to your computer mouse and keyboard. Hand sanitizer is often an afterthought, but it is a small (and affordable) effort that can have a big impact.When germs are involved, hand sanitizer can prevent the unwanted spread of bacteria and viruses. Although it’s not possible to anticipate catching a cold or the flu, we can better prepare ourselves and prevent being sick or getting others sick too — whether a customer, business partner or employee.
- First Aid Kits
These are a home run and encompass everything you need for minor cuts and burns. Although they’re generally used to serve non-serious issues, a standard first aid kit can save you hours of lost payroll time and productivity over the course of a year.We have all been frustrated searching for a simple Band-Aid or healing ointment, so be sure to unify its location in your office to minimize the effort your employees have to make when accidents occur.Mobile employees could benefit from a portable version as well.
- Floor Mats
On wet and rainy days, the right floor mat can prevent falls and fractures by soaking up liquids and providing a grip when none is present. Or, maybe you work in an environment with employees who stand in the same location all day.Anti-Fatigue floor mats can physically benefit the health and comfortability of employees and ultimately promote productivity and efficiency in the workplace.
- Fire Extinguishers
It could be an electrical component that causes a spark, a faulty microwave that explodes for no reason or the unfortunate result of a natural disaster. Whatever it may be, when fire finds you, a fire extinguisher can save lives and prevent permanent damage to both your employees and your office.Especially if you work around chemicals or other types of fire hazards, it’s best for both you and your employees to be in-the-know about where your office’s fire extinguisher is located and how to use it.
- Over the Counter (OTC) Medicines
Helping your employees while they are sick or fatigued is just as important as trying to prevent sickness from occurring and spreading throughout the workplace. Keeping your office stocked with (cost-effective) items like immune support tablets or general pain relievers lets your employees know you care, while simultaneously helping them get through the tough times.
Happy and healthy employees are the key to growing relationships with your customers, ultimately helping your business thrive.
Sean Rudner is the president and CEO of StockPKG with a focus on turning the company into an all-in-one business resource to ultimately help customers grow their businesses. StockPKG carries everything from safety supplies to office furniture, to pens and pencils and even electronics.