- Keep unattended drawers
and doors closed in desks, file cabinets, etc., to eliminate
sources of cuts, abrasions, or tripping hazards.
- Open the top drawer of file
cabinets slowly, standing to one side of the file cabinet. When
you finish with one file drawer, close it before opening another.
- Fill the lowest drawer in
a file cabinet first to reduce the chance of its tipping over.
Place heavy objects in the bottom drawers.
- When seated, keep your chair
firmly on the floor. Tipping it backwards on its rear legs invites
an accident and possible injury.
- Do not operate or attempt
to repair any office equipment or machinery unless you have
been properly trained to do so.
- Handle office cleaning fluids
and supplies with care; some are potentially hazardous (i.e.
flammable, See Hazard Communication Section for specific guidelines
on handling hazardous and/or flammable items.)
- Keep desktop paper cutters
in a closed, locked position when you are not using them.
- Exercise care when you use
and store sharp or pointed instruments, such as letter openers,
scissors, pencils, etc.
- Be alert and watch your
step when entering or leaving an elevator.
- Keep all aisles clear of
tripping hazards, such as wastebaskets, electrical cords, boxes, protruding
utility outlets, trash, etc.
- Keep your floor area dry.
If you spill water or another liquid on the floor, wipe the
floor dry immediately to eliminate possible slipping hazards.
Call your supervisor for assistance with cleaning large spills.
- When you climb, use a step
stool, ladder, or other equipment designed for that purpose.
Never climb onto chairs or other office furniture.