Team Effort Accept responsibility for your own safety Abide by all the rules Do not depend on Office Manager to ‘make you adhere’ to the rules No horseplay Inoperable machines should be reported Report accidents ASAP
Office Safety Considerations Aisle Ways Clear of Use step stools Clutter Desks clean and clear Machines Cables and cords neat File cabinets Safe Lifting Rules Paper Shredders/ Designated Areas Cutters Procedures for First Aid kits Emergencies Know Accident Don’t panic! Procedures Shelving clutter free
Classroom Safety Know evacuation drills Equipment Repairs Internet Acceptable Use Clean Workstation Return Materials to Proper Location
Aisle Ways Clear of Clutter Personal Items should be clear of pathways File folders should be placed on appropriate carts, tables, desks
Machinery Turn off all machinery before opening. Secure lose clothing, jewelry and/or hair before working with machinery. Report any defaults or repairs to appropriate person.
File Cabinets Heavy items should be in the lowers shelves to prevent tipping Drawers should be closed when not in use Cabinets should be locked when not in use (if locks are available) Items should be neat Weight should be distri- buted evenly
Paper Shredders/Cutters Focus on your task Be careful Secure lose clothing, jewelry and/or hair when operating paper cutters Turn off and unplug electric paper cutters to remove jams Most accidents occur because of carelessness
First Aid Kits Know where first aid kits are located Kits should be placed in a designated and labeled area Check the kit every 3 months to assure you have proper items Replenish the kit frequently
Shelves/Step Stools Shelving should be free of clutter Assure shelves are secured Items on shelves are neat and well organized Labels are used for efficiency in locating items on shelves Use step stools or ladders if you cannot reach Do not climb on top of tables to reach Do not use chairs with wheels
Desks Clean and Clear Desks should be litter free Keep your desk organized and clutter free Be sure to put things up when stepping away from your desk At the end of the day, clean your desk up completely. An organized space is an efficient place to work
Cables/Cords Cords should not be piggy backed into the electrical outlet with extension cords. Cables should be neatly tucked away but not bent. X Cords should be free of any aging or exposed wires. Never handle cords around wet surfaces or hands. Never unplug wires by pulling on the cords.
Safe Lifting Rules Size up your weight Bend from the knees Keep back straight Kneel down with one knee touching the floor for proper weight distribution If too heavy, use a dolly or cart See if there’s a safety belt to use
Designated Areas Exit signs are marked with red letters Storage areas will be marked as well Supplies will have a designated area No Smoking
Procedures for Emergencies Fire Exit Procedures Earthquake Procedures Tornado Warning Procedures Lock Down Procedures Accident Procedures Follow the instructor’s directions Designated person to get another teacher Call 911
Internet Use (For School) Appropriate Use – Always Rule of Thumb Inappropriate site appears X off site Report to teacher Inappropriate Uses are not tolerated for school use – UNLESS Your Teacher has GIVEN YOU PERMISSION Streaming Music You Tube Third Party Email Accounts Personal Websites Chat Software My Space
Classroom Procedures Return All Materials in Proper Locations Stapler Tape Dispenser Scissors Glue, etc In Boxes/Out Boxes Handouts Chairs are to be kept at the workstation No Cell Phones