Safety at Work 101

Safety at Work 101

June is National Safety Month

In an effort to help keep you safe and maintain an as safe as possible workspace, we have compiled a list of tips to help you and your coworkers while on the job.

General Safety Tips:

  • Keep your desk and work space clutter free
  • Keep desk and file drawers closed when not in use
  • Sit upright in your chair with your feet touching the floor
  • Before sitting down, look to make sure your chair is beneath you and hasn’t rolled away
  • Push your chair under your desk when not in use
  • Get help moving heavy objects
  • Approach blind areas cautiously
  • Assure all electrical cords are kept out of walkways
  • Be cautious of wet pavement while walking to the office or out to your car / bus.
  • Wipe up spills or pick up objects that shouldn’t be on the floor
  • Report all job-related injuries, accidents and illnesses
  • Never do anything that is unsafe or questionable in order to get a job done
  • Use handrails on steps and other elevated areas
  • Horseplay, running and fighting are prohibited and not tolerated
  • Working under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs or using them at work are prohibited and not tolerated
  • Firearms or explosives are prohibited and not tolerated

Watch Out For:

  • Torn carpet, loose floorboards or tiles
  • Broken furniture
  • Burnt out light bulbs or other appliances
  • Frayed, torn, damaged electrical cords and cables
  • Obstructions in the walkways and exits
  • Fire hazards

*Please contact your Employee Relations Coordinator immediately if you see anything unsafe in your workspace!