Workplace Safety Tips

Male construction worker wearing helmet, safety glasses and holding gloves.

Staying safe while working is crucial. Thinking ahead and being proactive about possible accidents is key. There are plenty of steps you can take while you’re at work to ensure workplace safety for yourself and others.

Protect Your Teeth

In jobs where there’s a risk of dental injury, it’s smart to take steps to avoid it. For example, if you work in construction or play sports, wearing gear like a mouth guard or helmet can shield your teeth from injury. You should also avoid using your teeth to open things like packages or tape, even though it might seem tempting. Doing this can cause damage like chips or cracks in your teeth. Instead, use the right tools for the job to keep your teeth safe and healthy.

Protect Your Eyes

It’s important to wear safety glasses or goggles whenever you’re doing activities that could hurt your eyes, like dealing with flying debris or chemicals. If you spend a lot of time working on a computer, make sure to take breaks to rest your eyes and avoid eye strain. Try following the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break to look at something that’s about 20 feet away. This helps give your eyes a break from focusing on things up close.

Heading outdoors into that bright Arizona sunshine? Don’t forget your sunglasses! They protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. For the best protection, use sunglasses that block out 100% of UVA and UVB rays.

Protect Your Skin

Depending on what you do at work, wear the right clothes to protect your skin from hazards like chemicals, sharp things, or extreme heat or cold. This may include long sleeves, pants, gloves, aprons or coveralls made of strong materials. Whenever possible, try not to have direct contact with harmful substances. Use tools, equipment or machinery and follow all safety rules to prevent skin exposure. Lastly, remember to wash your hands and exposed skin with mild soap and water. Keep your skin clean and dry to prevent irritation and infections.

Protect Yourself

If you do get injured on the job, notify your supervisor or employer and get medical help right away. Keep records of the accident and ensure you follow up on any benefits owed to you under workers’ compensation laws.

Making safety a priority at work is vital. By taking steps to prevent accidents, you can ensure workplace safety. This includes protecting your teeth, eyes, and skin from potential hazards.

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