Sometimes it’s helpful to have a quick reminder. We created this poster to keep on our walls and remind us of the importance of maintaining a safe workplace.
We hope you find it helpful too!
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8 Tips for a Safer Work Environment
- Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
Keep aisles and exits clear and consider installing mirrors and warning signs to help with blind spots. Replace worn, ripped or damage flooring and be sure anti-slip flooring is used in areas that cannot be regularly cleaned.
- Eliminate Fire Hazards
Combustible waste should be stored in covered metal receptacles and disposed of daily, and keep passageways and fire doors free from obstruction.
- Control Dust
Use wet methods or high-efficiency vacuums to remove dust, and use compressed air or steam for inaccessible or unsafe surfaces.
- Avoid Tracking Materials
Work area mats should be kept clean and maintained to prevent the spread of hazardous materials.
- Prevent Falling Objects
Stack boxes and materials properly, place heavy objects on lower shelves and keep equipment away from the edges of desks and tables.
- Clear Clutter
Keep storage spaces convenient to workers to encourage regular use. Tools or equipment not used often should be stored away from fire hazards and high traffic areas.
- Use and Inspect Personal Protective Equipment
Required PPE should be worn at all times and inspected for quality to avoid equipment failures.
- Make Safety Checks a Standard Task
Safety checks should be performed regularly. Identify which tasks should be done daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually.