Office Safety Rules
Nowadays, the more civilized society, the more social evils, especially theft. So there are some tips for those who want their office to have more safety:
Office Safety: General Rules
1. don’t stand on furniture to succeed in high places.
2. Use the ladder or stool to recover or store items that are located above your head.
3. don’t jump from ladders or step stools.
4. Do not block your view by carrying large or heavy items; use the dolly or hand truck or get assistance from a fellow employee.
5. don’t throw matches, cigarettes, or other smoking materials into trash baskets.
6. don’t tilt the chair you’re sitting in. Keep all chair legs on the floor.
7. don’t kick objects out of your pathway; pick them up or push them out of the way.
Office Safety: Door Safety
1. Keep doors in hallways completely open or fully closed.
2. Use the handle when closing doors.
Office Safety: File Cabinet Safety
1. Open just one file drawer at a time. Close the file drawer you’re working in before opening another filing drawer within the same cabinet.
2. Put heavy files within the bottom drawers of file cabinets.
3. Use the control when closing drawers and files.
Office Safety: Stapler Safety
1. Point the ejector slot far away from yourself and bystanders when refilling staplers.
2. Keep your fingers away from the ejector slot when loading or testing tracking devices.
3. Use a basic remover, not your fingers, for removing staples.
Office Safety: Stair Safety
1. Use the balusters when ascending or descending stairs or ramps.
2. don’t store or leave items on stairways.
3. don’t run on stairs or take quite one step at a time.
Office Safety: SHARP OBJECTS
1. Store sharp objects, like pens, pencils, letter openers or scissors in drawers or with the ideas pointing down during a container.
2. Carry pencils, scissors and other sharp objects with the ideas pointing down.
Office Safety: PAPER CUTTER/SHREDDER
1. Position hands and fingers onto the handle of the cutting implement before pressing down on the blade.
2. Keep the cutting implement handle within the closed or locked position when it’s not getting used.
3. don’t use paper cutting devices if the finger guard is missing.
4. Do not place your fingers in or near the feed of a paper destructor.
Office Safety: ELECTRICAL Office Safety
1. don’t use frayed, cut or cracked electrical cords.
2. don’t plug multiple electrical cords into one outlet.
3. don’t use extension or power cords that have the bottom prong removed or broken off.
4. Use a cord cover or tape the string down when running electrical cords across aisles, between desks or across entrances or exits.
5. Turn the facility switch to “off” and unplug office machines before adjusting, lubricating or cleaning them.
Office Safety: FAN Safety
1. don’t use fans that have excessive vibration, frayed cords or missing guards.
2. Do not place floor-type fans in walkways, lanes or doorways.
Office Safety: Ergonomics / Video Display Terminals
When using Video Display Terminals or Computers
1. Locate and place documents, video screens and monitors in front of you. Allow 18 to twenty inches between you and therefore the document, monitor or video screen. Position the middle of the screen in order that the viewing angle is 15 to 25 degrees below eye level.
2. Place the keyboard low enough so that you are not required to reach up or out for the keys.
3. don’t extend viewing time, constant rapid muscular action, or fixed body positions for long periods of your time. Take periodic breaks from the display screen terminal by standing up and stretching.
4. for extra lower back support, place a pillow or bundled clothing within the chair at the tiny of your back.
Office Safety: Safe Keyboard Use
1. Keep wrist and hands during a straight position while key stroking by keeping forearms parallel to the ground and elbows at your sides.
2. When operating keyboards from a standing position, adjust table tops no above the elbow height.
3. When operating keyboards from a sitting-down position, use the correct chair height. The entire sole of your foot should rest on the floor or footrest and the back of your knee should be 1 to 2 inches higher than the seat of your chair.
4. Use a chair with back support. Your backrest should support the whole back including the lower back region.
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