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Steps to Creating a Nonprofit Safety Checklist

By Alexa Connelly
July 10, 2013

Are you curious about nonprofit safety? There are several things that should be checked monthly in order to ensure that your nonprofit maintains a high level of safety. These things include: general housekeeping, lighting, machinery, emergency action plans, security, and fire safety. In the paragraphs that follow, I’ll explain to you why each of these things matters for nonprofit safety.

You’ll want to make sure you check your housekeeping for safety purposes. It’s important always to keep a standard of cleanliness as a nonprofit, for you will want to pass all necessary inspections and be able to afford your employees a good, safe place to work. Part of this general housekeeping includes making sure there is no bacteria present, and that working conditions are healthy for all. This is important to ensuring that you remain safe on the job.

You’ll also want to make sure that you check your lighting. Proper lighting is essential to making the most of a healthy and safe working environment. Also, electrical wiring is important. You’ll want to make sure that, for the sake of nonprofit safety; you have a good electrician who can make sure that all wiring is safe and secure. This is of the utmost importance.

You’ll want to have emergency action plans in case of fire, tornado, or other natural disaster. These are crucial to nonprofit safety. Write out a plan and keep it where all employees can see it and refer to it when necessary. Hopefully, you won’t have to worry about this, but it is always good to be safe.

You’ll also (lastly) want to have a security plan. You may need an alarm system or a security guard, depending on where you are located. You want to guard your workers and collateral from some of the dangers of living in a city or a place where crime occurs. If you have a security plan, let everyone know what it is, so that you can minimize danger.

As you can see, a nonprofit safety plan is important, and you’ll want to be very careful to let all your employees in on what you’re doing in this area. You will want to make sure that you have insurance, finally, to keep your valuables and employees safe from harm.

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