Preventing Fires in the Break Room
Keeping your employees happy and safe is an important aspect of owning a productive business. One key place that this principle goes into effect is the Employee Break Room. In making safety a high priority, you can prevent the unthinkable from happening.
Tips for a Safe Break Room:
- Review proper microwave and oven operating procedures. As they are both heating elements, they can cause serious fire hazards if left on unattended or if used improperly.
- Set up guidelines for break room capacity. By staggering lunch and break times, you can limit the number of people in the breakroom to safe numbers. This will prevent overcrowding and reduce the possibility of a safety hazard in case of an emergency.
- Be sure there is a fully operational smoke detector in the break room. Checking the smoke alarm monthly to ensure it is operational may be the first step in proactively preventing an emergency.
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