CLASSROOM SAFETY RULES
NOTE: Please heed the safety rules and lifting techniques that follow to protect yourself and fellow employees; otherwise your quality of life or someone else’s may change “in a moment.”
• Make safety the first consideration in every situation.
• When picking up a load, evaluate whether or not you need help or special equipment. Do not lift a load alone if you have any doubt of your ability to lift it. Use proper lifting techniques to prevent injury. See “Safe Lifting Rules” on the next page.
• Keep your work area clean and free of loose objects, stumbling (including office equipment wires) or slipping hazards, rubbish, etc.
• Be aware of walking surfaces and their condition. Extra care may be required to prevent an accident.
• Do not reach too high for something that may fall on you. Use a small set of steps, a ladder, or ask for help.
• When it is necessary to climb---use a ladder, not a chair, stool, desk or box. Be sure the ladder is secured.
• Never leave an unsafe condition unguarded or unmarked, even temporarily.
• Learn location of fire extinguishers and know how to use them.
• Chairs, wastebaskets, electrical cords, and other articles should not be left where they will become a tripping hazard.
• Desk drawers, cabinet doors and file drawers should not be left open while unattended. Pull only one drawer out at a time. Heavier items should be loaded in the lower file drawers to prevent the file from tipping over.
• Approved ladders or other safe support should be used to reach materials on high shelves, bulletin boards, or other high elevations. When it is necessary to climb---use a ladder, not a chair, stool, desk or box. Be sure the ladder is secured.
• On all hand-operated paper cutters, the blade shall be left in the “down” position when not in use.
• Walk slowly and cautiously up and down stairs and use handrail,...