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Avoidable Workplace Health and Safety Hazards

What health and safety dangers should business leaders keep in mind as they build the business? Josh Spiro answers this question in an article at Inc.

Executive Consideration

Encouraging employees to come to work sick is a sure recipe to create more sick employees, so instead enable people to work effectively at home when possible, in addition to just offering more flexible sick leave. Another thing you can do is combine job hazard analysis and risk mapping, which together create a practical assessment of where danger exists on a job and how employee behavior might exacerbate or introduce new dangers. And when it comes to ergonomics and desks, make sure people’s legs can touch the ground from chairs and that proper lumbar support is provided. For many more recommendations that apply across a wide range of industries, you can read the full article here: http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/05/9-avoidable-workplace-health-safety-hazards.html

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