matter what job your employees are performing, an accident can
happen. Safety in the workplace should be a concern for
everyone. Lost time can mean lost wages for employees and higher
insurance costs for the employer. Following a few safety guidelines
can help keep your employees on the job and your costs down.
can be a common cause of back injuries. Lifting should
be done by bending the knees and not twisting or turning the back.
Lift belts should be worn when moving heavy equipment or furniture.
Slide materials to the back of a truck before attempting to lift
them. Items should not be lifted over truck walls or tailgates.
slips and falls. Employees should wear rubber soled shoes
that have good traction. Look for obstructions, boxes, furniture,
etc. that may be in the way before starting to work. Never leave
cleaning tools, supplies or trash bags in walkways. Spills should
be cleaned up immediately. Place hazard signs out in areas before
cleaning floors or stairs with chemicals or damp mops. The edges
of floor mats should lie flat on the floor.
on stairs. When using stairs employees should use hand
rails. Employees should not carry anything on stairs unless they
can see over the object they are carrying. Avoid running up or
down the stairs. Broken hand rails should be reported to a supervisor.
safety is an important issue! Make sure your employees
know and follow all of your safety procedures.
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