- Heat illness can be deadly. Remember three simple words: water, rest, shade.
- When lifting heavy objects, remember to check the weight to determine if is something you can handle alone or need assistance.
- Did you know that the most common workplace injury is cuts? Remember to assess your surroundings and identify sharp objects that may put you at risk.
- Many workplace injuries are related to sustained postures and repetitive duties at work. Make sure to take posture breaks and exercise for several minute every hour.
- Many experts agree that continual exposure to more than 85 decibels is dangerous. A lawn mower operates at about 90. If you have to work in an excessively noisy environment, always wear hearing protection.
- Assess signs and symbols in the workplaces to determine safety warnings and potential hazards.
- Does your job require protective equipment? If so, be sure to know its uses before you are on site.
- In today's tech age, data security is important to all employers. Be aware of the information you post on social media pertaining to your workplace.
- If you are in a violent or potentially violent situation, your primary concern should be for your own safety and the safety of those around you.
- When working outdoors in the hot summer months, cover up, use sunscreen, and limit exposure. UV rays are most intense between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Do you have a good story about how a potentially harmful situation was avoided? Or how you intervened when you saw someone else not taking proper safety precautions? Whether as small as exhibiting the correct posture when lifting a heavy box or as big as handling a would-be robber, we want to hear it! Share your safety stories with us!