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Office Secretarial/Clerical Positions Safety Rules
- Read General Safety Rules.
- View Proper Lifting PowerPoint presentation.
- Hazard Communications/Right to Know Training.
- Standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
- Always Remember
- Be a good housekeeper. Keep your work area clean and orderly and free of loose and unnecessary objects.
- When walking through a congested area carrying a pen, pencil or other sharp pointed article, you should carry it with the point down in such a manner that you will not cause injury to others.
- Keep aisles clear at all times, pick up loose objects from floor, and dispose of trash properly.
- You are expected to be familiar with and to observe rules governing parking and traffic conditions.
- Be particular in handling paper that you do not put your fingers, face or lips on the edges.
- Keep matches and glass out of wastebaskets.
- Report defective or improperly adjusted posture chairs to your supervisor.
- Never stand on chairs or stools.
- Never sit on the front edge only of office chairs. Sit with your weight properly back into the chair.
- Keep fingers away from the point of operation when using staples, punches, paper cutters, etc. Use tools in the correct manner.
- Always keep scissors, knives and letter openers in the front part of desk drawers.
- No machines should be operated without permission and instructions by your supervisor.
- Report mechanical defects in equipment to your supervisor. Do not use such equipment until it is approved.
- Do not remove, readjust, or change safety guards or protective devices, unless instructed to do so by your supervisor.
- Only authorized employees may start electrically driven equipment.
- Only duly instructed employees are permitted to change fuses or make repairs to electrical equipment. This includes replacement of burned-out light bulbs.
- Report to your supervisor immediately all defective electrical wiring such as bare wire, frayed cords, loose conduit, etc.
- Power and telephone outlets and connections should be installed in such a manner that they do not create a tripping hazard.
- Cords, when temporarily used, should be made noticeable by guards or markings.
- Do not attempt to lift or carry anything that is too heavy or bulky to be handled safely by one person. If a lifting device cannot be used, get help.
- When lifting material, keep the back and legs straight to avoid back injuries. Also check material for sharp corners, edges, nails and other things that might cause injury.
- Always open and close drawers by using handle. All drawers should be closed when not in use.
- Avoid overloading upper section of filing cabinets or standing on or in lower drawers; to do so may cause the cabinet to tip forward.
- Open doors slowly, and when going through double doors, use the door to the right.
- Learn the location of the fire extinguisher and fire alarm boxes in your work area.
- Fire hazards should be reported to your supervisor.
- Never block fire equipment.
- General Information
- Bloodborne Pathogens Program
- Building Maintenance Safety Rules
- Building Services Safety Rules
- Central Receiving Safety Rules
- Confined Space Entry Program
- Fall Protection Program
- Fire Safety and Fire Prevention
- Forklift Operator Safety Guide
- Grounds Maintenance Safety Rules
- Hazard Communication / Right to Know Law / MSDS
- Heating Plant Safety Rules
- Aerial Highlift Operation Safety Rules
- Lockout/Tagout Program
- Machine Shop Safety Rules
- Mechanical Maintenance Safety Rules
- Office Secretarial / Clerical Safety Rules
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Respirator Protection Program
- Transportation Services Safety Rules
- Trenching & Excavation Safety
- Vehicle Operation Safety Rules
- Welding, Cutting and Brazing