• Most confined spaces are tanks, pits, or
tightly enclosed crawlspaces, but there
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• Hazardous gases can become trapped in
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Safety at Work: Things You Should Know
First Aid/Emergencies Clothing Slips, Trips, and Falls Manual Lifting
• First-aid kit should be available in • Clothing should be appropriate to the job • Floors should be kept clean and free of Use proper lifting techniques:
work area. and work environment. spills, oils, and debris. • Let your abdomen, legs, and buttocks
• You should not respond to accidents • Wear enclosed shoes. • Electrical cords and other objects should do the work.
unless you are trained in first aid. Protect your feet from not be allowed to extend across a walkway. • Get closer to the load. Grab the load
falling objects, lawn
• Know who is the designated emergency • While mopping, make sure signs warn safely, with your hands placed under
mower blades, hot
responder in your work area. others of the danger of wet surfaces. the object.
grease, chemical spills,
• Be sure to report any injury, at the time etc. • If you have to use a ladder, make sure it is • Bend your knees, with feet slightly
it happens. secure. Never step on the top platform of spread for balance and stability.
• Don’t wear loose clothing or dangling any ladder, including a stepladder.
• Know the emergency exits. jewelry that can be caught in moving or • Keep your head, shoulders, and hips
rotating parts. Keep long hair restrained. Electrical Shock Hazards in a straight line as you lift. Do not
Lacerations twist. Turn your entire body, including
• Never use electrical equipment when your feet.
• If you’re handling a knife, always cut
standing in water.
away from the body. Chemicals • Get help lifting.
• If you do receive a cut, get first aid. • Don’t use any chemicals without knowing Machine Operations
Then make sure all surfaces where what you need to wear to protect yourself. • Equipment or tools should not be used
Violence in the Workplace
blood may have spilled are properly without proper guards. • If you’re working late, keep doors
• Make sure you have been trained about
cleaned to protect you and others from locked and avoid working alone.
chemicals that you are using and their • Never reach inside moving machinery.
potential hazards. • If there is a robbery attempt, don’t be a
• Do not wear gloves while using machines hero! Do not argue or struggle with the
Eye and Ear Protection with high-speed moving parts, like drill perpetrators.
• Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes presses.
against liquid splashes or flying debris. • Ask for an escort to your car if it’s late.
• Wear hearing protection when exposed Unsafe Conditions
to loud noises. • Report any unsafe conditions or
equipment to your supervisor.