SAFETY TIP TUESDAY- NCESD

Provided by the North Central ESD Workers Compensation Trust

SAFETY RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Need a New Year’s Resolution for 2015? Don’t waste it on the same old same old; try something new – SAFETY!

HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS FOR SAFETY RESOLUTIONS FOR 2015:

Stop thinking “It won’t happen to me,” and start believing that without proper awareness, it is likely to happen to me.

Adhere to safe work practices:

  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when necessary, both at work and off-the-job.

  • Utilize proper body mechanics when handling and moving supplies or equipment.

  • Use the right tool for the job.

  • Practice good housekeeping.

Focus on your work and leave personal life distractions at home. They can take

your concentration away from the task at hand and increase your chance of having a

workplace accident.

Engage in safety trainings with an open mind; be attentive; and ask questions.

Take time to ask questions if unsure how to do a task safely.

Yield to temptations to take shortcuts.


Follow the rules and be a Safety Role Model for others.

If you see something, say something! Report safety hazards and concerns

immediately!

Report all accidents, injuries and close calls/near misses, to your supervisor

immediately.

Speak up if you see someone taking a shortcut or doing something that’s unsafe.

Take an interest and volunteer to serve on the Safety Committee.

HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE NEW YEAR!

North Central ESD Workers' Compensation Trust

Providing Risk Management Services to Reduce On-The-Job Injuries