Safety in the Workplace
The best course of action for safety is to plan ahead for all kinds of emergencies. Think fire, think electric shock - absolutely anything and everything that you can think about. Make a list of all these emergencies.
Based on this list, make another list of the things that you need to have at your workplace to ensure the safety of your employees. And then, install these things. It also makes sense to look at local regulations concerning office safety. These may not be comprehensive, but would provide enough guidelines to work on.
Sharp objects like scissors, blades, paper cutters, staple pins, etc., should be kept away and at safe places, to maintain the safety of employees in the office.
Electrical / Fire Safety
Ensure that all the workstations, machines, etc., are installed properly.
It is recommended to keep all the wires and cords off the floor, so as to prevent injuries caused due to tripping.
Water and electricity should never be very close to each other. Also note that, the electric plugs at cubicles should be away from places where water or coffee spills are most likely to occur.
Shake in One's Boots
Apart from fire and electrical accidents, it is also essential to take earthquakes into consideration.
Last, but not the least, and most of all, insurance is essential. Although it is not an office safety tip, it often helps to have it just in case an emergency occurs. With these safety tips for the workplace you can be sure to avoid most common accidents and emergencies of electric shocks and fire.