Last week we touched a bit on how providing a safe and healthy campus is extremely important and a responsibility we all share.
At the last Environmental, Health and Safety Committee meeting we discussed potential dangers that may be lurking in areas of campus and we need your help to identify those hazards.
Safety. A Shared Responsibility.
Take a moment to walk around your workspace – Are their potential dangers?
- Overloading shelves
- Storing heavy items at high levels
- Reaching overhead
- Large or heavy items should be stored at waist level
- Frequently handled items should be placed within easy reach. .
- Smaller, lightweight and infrequently handled items may be stored in the lower or higher areas of a storage system.
- It should be easy to place items into the storage unit and take them out.
- Do not climb shelves
- Always use a step stool or ladder to reach items from higher shelves
- Do not overload shelves
Is your department guilty of potential dangers on high shelves (heavy items or chemicals) that should be relocated to lower shelves?
Human Resources is guilty. Enumclaw Campus isn’t afraid to admit guilt either. Both hazards identified and corrected in less than 5 minutes.
Talk to your departments, if we all take 5-10 minutes out of our day to take a look around our workspace and identify any potential hazards that may need corrective action the safer our campus will be.