Protecting your temporary workers should be a huge priority for your company. Almost all workplace injuries are preventable. Though your permanent employees have undergone rigorous training on your machinery, equipment, and safety protocol, there’s a good chance your temp workers just glossed over that part. No matter what type of employment contract you have between… Read more »
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Never climb on or step onto guards to increase your work height.
Buckle up when traveling to and from work.
Working outside, or even inside in a space that’s not efficiently cooled, can be dangerous if you don’t take the proper precautions to protect yourself from the heat and sun. If you’re not careful, the heat can really affect your health and job performance, resulting in dehydration, heat exhaustion or worse, heat stroke. 5 safety… Read more »
Make sure all machine safety guards are in place at all times so that moving parts aren’t a danger to you and others working nearby.
When using knives or cutters, be sure to point the blade away from yourself when cutting. Make sure no body parts are in the cutting path. When not in use, make sure all blades are covered and store your knife or cutter in a safe location.
Use kneepads when stocking low shelves or kneeling for long periods.
Learn to recognize heat-related illnesses, because exposure to extreme heat can cause organ damage, stroke and even death. Symptoms of heat illness vary but may include dry skin, high body temperature, red skin or rash, rapid pulse, dizziness and confusion.
If you work around forklifts, pay attention! The driver may not see you.
Dropping your “mental” guard can pull your focus away from safe work procedures. Minimize or eliminate distractions and finish the task at hand.