Importance of Office Safety

Importance of Office Safety

In every workplace, across every industry, the number one priority is always safety. At ProfTech, we prioritize your safety by keeping you up to date with the latest in products, strategies, and equipment designed to prevent injury, illness, and incident. Promote well-being, improve productivity, and just plain do the right thing when you invest in office safety.

OSHA/ANSI Compliance

It’s a nice word, but what does “safety” really mean? Luckily, when it comes time to create a safe workplace, you aren’t alone. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) compliance will not only protect employees from workplace hazards, but also safeguards the employer against legal liability.

The sense of well-being that comes from a safe, OSHA compliant workplace also:

  • Improves employee morale
  • Boosts job satisfaction
  • Reduces the risk of workplace accidents and injuries
  • Prevents illness 

Compliance with OSHA and ANSI standards is not a one-time effort. Employers must continually assess and improve their safety protocols and equipment to maintain compliance. Investing in quality safety supplies and implementing OSHA/ANSI-compliant policies is not only good for the well-being of employees, but also for the success and longevity of the business.

First Aid: The First Step in Safety 

First aid kits are a must-have in any workplace. OSHA/ANSI regulations require offices to have first aid kits that are compliant with safety standards. While first aid kits may vary in their contents, they should typically contain items such as:  

  • Bandages  
  • Gauze  
  • Antiseptic Wipes  
  • Tweezers  
  • Scissors 
  • OTC medication for basic symptoms 
First Aid Kit

Outfitting your office with the appropriate first aid kits will help to create a safer workplace, with greater peace of mind. 

Tips for a Safe Workplace 

In the workplace, safety is everyone’s responsibility. Implement these quick and simple tips to help maintain a safe (and productive) office environment


Keeping your workspace organized and free of clutter is essential for preventing trips, falls, and other accidents. Make sure to properly store equipment, cords, and files to reduce tripping hazards. 


Encourage safety education for all employees and make it a priority to provide training and regular reminders on safety procedures and equipment use. This should include First Aid, CPR, and AED training. 


A clean and hygienic workplace is crucial for preventing the spread of germs and illnesses. Regular cleaning and sanitizing of workstations, shared spaces, and common areas is a top priority in every industry. 

Identify & Address  

Regular facility walk-throughs and inspections while identifying potential hazards. Be sure to promptly address any safety concerns, whether it be a faulty piece of equipment or a hazardous condition in the workplace.

Safety Products & Equipment 

Once you have a safety mindset, executing your safety plan is as simple as stocking up on the right supplies. Download our Safety Supplies checklist so you know what you need to have on hand, including: 

  • Fire Safety Supplies
  • PPE 
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Signage & Labels 
  • Emergency Supplies – from Batteries to Blankets 

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