Some Helpful Safety Reminders

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No matter what your office environment looks like right now, safety should always be your number one priority. Upon your return to the office, keep the following in mind:

  • Keep walkways and hallways free of clutter, such as boxes and cords.
  • If you see damaged flooring or carpet, report it immediately.
  • Use a stepstool - not a chair - to reach items.
  • Be sure to close drawers to prevent people from walking into them.
  • When carrying material make sure it doesn’t block your view.
  • When closing drawers, be sure to use the handle to prevent pinching fingers.
  • Always be aware of doors opening, walking around corners, and passing by cubicles.
  • When stacking material, be sure the heavier items are stacked on the bottom.
  • Wet floors, especially on tile, can be a serious slip hazard.

Fire safety is also extremely important. Be sure to review the following:

  • Check cords and electrical equipment (coffee makers, toasters, microwaves, space heaters, etc.) for damage.
  • Review your Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) and Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and the employee reporting procedure in the event of an emergency. (Don’t forget to re-familiarize yourself with other office policies).
  • Do not block exit routes, fire extinguishers or electrical panels.
  • Do not allow trash to accumulate as this can add to fire.

As a reminder, all office settings are different, so it is important to evaluate your office's specific potential hazards. Consider creating a checklist and schedule a periodic walkthrough to ensure maximum safety. 

For more information, please contact Sedgwick’s Andy Sawan at 330-819-4728 or