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3 Tips to Make Your Technology Workplace Safer

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Infographic by Antea Group, a leading provider of environment, health and safety (EHS) services, reminds technology companies of common dangers in the workplace and how to make it safer.

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3 Tips to Make Your Technology Workplace Safer

  1. 1. • 3 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR • TECHNOLOGY WORKPLACE SAFER Understand the top dangers of your workplace and what you can do to avoid them. • Occupational illness and injuries cost businesses $170 billion each year. • Studies show that comfortable, well-ventilated and well-lit, safe workplaces increase productivity as much as 16 percent and job satisfaction as much as 24 percent. • In 2014, companies faced environmental fines of $100 million as well as $9.7 billion in environmental corrective actions. EXIT BAD ERGONOMICS Improperly equipped desks result in less productive employees. POOR AIR QUALITY Unidentified odors distracting employees DANGEROUS PROCEDURES Dropping equipment and supplies on employees below. POOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE Blocked access to fire escape stairwell. IMPROPER CHEMICAL DISPOSAL Dumping waste and harming the environment. UNSAFE REMOTE PRACTICES Commuting in environmentally harmful vehicles. EMERGENCY GENERATORS Careless fueling operations, leading to spills and harming the environment. As technology companies continue to prosper locally and expand globally, employees feel the pains of overlooked environment, health, and safety issues that crop up in an ever-changing workplace. It is the EHS manager’s job to ensure employees are safe and comfortable in a protected office environment. The graphic below illustrates workplace hazards that could lead to injury or incident in technology offices. LOOKING INSIDE AT THE COMMON WORKPLACE HAZARDS People are your company’s most important asset. Keep them happy and comfortable in your office by following these three tips: Learn more about how to eliminate environment, health, and safety risks that impact your people, your brand, and your customers so you can focus on growing your business: http://us.anteagroup.com Sources: • http://blog.desktime.com/2012/08/20/can-an-office-environment-really-affect-productivity/ • https://www.osha.gov/Publications/safety-health-addvalue.html • Fiscal year 2014 EPA Enforcement and Compliance Annual Results prepared by the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance U.S. Environmental Protection Agency KNOW-HOW: Make your workplace safe, which results in productive and comfortable employees. Be an expert in the challenges that come with growth. HELPING HANDS: Equip yourself with the right resources to fully implement and support your EHS programs. Bring in support to act as an extension of internal teams. PREVENT LARGER ISSUES: Foster an open and collaborative culture of safety in the workplace. Deliver people-first safety policies to protect your employees and your brand reputation, allowing you to focus on growth. PUT YOUR PEOPLE FIRST. PROTECT YOUR MOST IMPORTANT ASSETS. 1 2 3 Arcade RoomArcade Room

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