When I was working as a reporter in Denver, I was constantly surrounded by people who were trying to sell me on the city’s vibrant arts scene.
The city was home to dozens of galleries and museums, and I was always eager to explore the history and culture of the place.
I loved visiting museums and seeing new pieces of art and music.
But when I was assigned to cover the arts in a large metropolitan area, I found myself increasingly worried about my safety.
In fact, as a journalist, I often found myself asking, “Is this the place where the people are most afraid to walk the streets?”
I knew that the arts scene was vibrant and welcoming, but I was still concerned about the safety of those around me.
This is what I think makes Denver the most dangerous place to work in America.
When I moved to Colorado from Boston in 2014, I knew I wanted to do something to make my home safer.
I wanted to build a safer, more comfortable environment.
So I began researching safe ways to stay safe in Colorado.
And after a lot of research, I came up with a list of tips for building a safer work environment.
Here are some of the top safety tips to make sure your job is as safe as possible.1.
Always wear ear plugs In a place like Denver, where there are many businesses with a loud, crowded, noisy, and unsafe environment, you have to wear earplugs in order to be heard.
That means that every time you step on the street, you can be sure that someone will be listening.
Don’t walk around the back of a building or building site without a map There are many places in Colorado where you can walk around with a map.
But many times, the places where you have the most control over the safety and security of your workplace are in the backyards of these places.
Use a helmet to help protect yourself from the elements3.
Know where your coworkers are and why they’re there.
In Colorado, people are very sensitive to how they are perceived and treated by others.
It’s easy to get defensive if you feel that you don’t fit in, but the truth is that many of our workplaces are very welcoming places to work.
If you feel like you can’t trust people in these places, take steps to protect yourself.
Never leave your phone on the desk or couch if it’s not in your bagIf you have a phone in your backpack or on the table, it’s very easy to accidentally leave it on the floor or in your purse.
This could be a potential safety hazard if you’re not careful and you lose it.
If a coworker comes into your office, ask them if you can leave it there and they’ll let you take it back to the office.5.
Use an app to make it easier to track your workdayIt’s a good idea to have a digital calendar in your office that you can easily look up when you get home from work.
Using this tool is a great way to keep track of when you have certain tasks that you need to do, or tasks that are important to you, such as your child’s dance lessons.6.
Be aware of where your work is taking placeIn many cases, when you work in a location where there is a lot noise, people in the neighborhood are more likely to be walking around with headphones or hearing the noise.
This means that when you’re walking into a building, you’ll have to consider where people are.
And the people around you are much more likely than those who are in your workplace to be wearing ear plugs.7.
Use headphones when you are walking around to be sure you’re hearing your coworkersThe noise that people make at your workplace can be distracting to you.
You should always wear earbuds in order that you are able to hear your coworkers.
If they’re nearby, you should ask them to turn on the earbud to help you hear them better.8.
Keep your belongings separateWhen you’re in a work environment where you’re constantly exposed to a lot more people than you normally would, you need a way to stay protected and avoid getting too close to strangers.
Use safe lockers or dividers to keep your things separate.
And keep your phones and keys separate from your purse or backpack.9.
Be alert to people around your officeThe loudness of a busy work environment can be intimidating for people who are used to working from home.
It can also be a source of stress for people in your own office.
Here’s how to keep yourself and your coworkers in the loop about what’s going on at your office.10.
Plan your work dayThe people you work with are a reflection of the people you want to be with, so it’s important to plan your work schedule around when you want your coworkers to be working.
This includes meetings, breaks, and vacations.11.
Set a safe time for meetings