- Be aware of your surroundings. Steer clear of hazards and report them to your supervisor.
- Do not drink or use drugs on the job or just before work.
- Report any mechanical malfunctions or workplace dangers to your supervisor.
- Use ergonomically designed furniture and office equipment to prevent physical ailments like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- Posture is important. Keep good posture. When warranted use a back support or a mechanical device for heavy lifting.
- Do not tamper with the safety devices on any equipment or machinery to make it work faster or because it is annoying to you.
- Wear correct footwear. Many business environments require steel toe boots or shoes that are oil and slip resistant.
Responsibility of Business Owners and Managers
It is up to business owners and managers to make sure their employees work safely and use the proper safety equipment like, hard hats, welding helmets, safety goggles, face masks, safety vests, ear protection, safety harnesses and so on to reduce workplace injuries. A first aid kit is essential to treat injuries quickly or until an employee can be transported to a medical facility
Make sure OSHA Rules are enforced on the job. To find out more about OSHA visit their website at: