Safety is everyone's responsibility! As an employee, you should:
♦ Learn to work safely and take all rules seriously.
♦ Recognize hazards and avoid them.
♦ Report all accidents, injuries & illness to supervisor immediately.
♦ Inspect tools before use to avoid injury.
♦ Wear all assigned personal protective equipment.
On the other hand, it is managements responsibility to:
♦ Provide a safe and healthy workplace
♦ Provide personal protective equipment
♦ Train employees in safe procedures & how to identify hazards.
Everyone must be aware of potential hazards on the job:
♦ Poor housekeeping results in slips, trips and falls
♦ Electricity can cause shocks, burns or fire if not handled properly
♦ Poor material handling may cause back problems or other injuries
♦ Tools and equipment can cause injuries if guards or protective devices are disengaged.
Always use the protections that are provided on the job:
♦ Guards on machines and tools keep body parts from contacting moving equipment
♦ Insulation on electrical equipment prevents burns, shock and fire
♦ Lockout/tagout assures equipment is de-energized before it is repaired
♦ Personal protective equipment shields your body from hazards you may face on the job.
In case of emergency:
♦ Understand alarms and evacuation routes
♦ Know how to notify emergency response personnel
♦ Implement a procedure for leaving the scene safely so emergency personnel can do their job
♦ Wipe up spills promptly and correctly.