Staying safe and healthy at work is very important. If you don’t work in a safe way, you can get hurt or sick. Back injuries are the most common type of workplace injury.
Every employee has a responsibility to take reasonable care of their own health and safety.
The following are some safety tips to help stay safe at work:
- Eat a healthy diet and stay active.
- Watch your weight.
- Keep Correct Posture To Protect Your Back
- Take steps to manage stress.
- Clean and organize your workspace.
- Take short breaks when you keep up a repetitive motion for a long period of time, and sit, stand, or walk with good posture.
- Ensure you lock your system whenever you away from your desk
- Keep your passwords secret
- Ensure your browser software is up to date
- Make sure your devices and networks are safe
- Take time to identify every fire exit in your office
- Ensure your health insurance is up-to-date
- Shut the drawer: File cabinets with too many fully extended drawers could tip over if they are not secured. Open drawers on desks and file cabinets pose a tripping hazard, so be sure to always completely close drawers when not in use.
- Revisit your safety guidelines every year. Nothing stays the same in your workplace. Your staff change, your machines age or are replaced with new machines may change. Every change means that your previous safety guidelines may not be sufficient anymore and need to be revisited and modified to reflect your changing environment.
- Check on your electrical cords. If a cord is damaged in any way, replace it. Try not to lay cords in places where they can be stepped on, as this will contribute to deterioration of the protective outside coating.
- Never use elevators during an evacuation.
- Defend your computer
- Keep all software current (including your Web browser) with automatic updates and install all security updates that your IT department recommends.
- Use antivirus, antispam, and antispyware software and activate your firewall.
- Think before you click: Pause before you open attachments or click links in e-mail. Confirm with the sender that the message is real or visit the official Web site by typing the
- Be wary of clicking links or buttons in pop-up windows.
- Protect yourself from e-mail scams
- Protect your data on the go: When you use public Wi-Fi, choose the most secure option, even if you have to pay for it. It could include password-protection and encryption.
- Read and obey safety signs and tags.
Taking steps to stay healthy and safe at work can help you get more done at work and feel better overall.