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Employee Safety Responsibilities

Employers are expected to provide a safe work environment and ensure protection from recognized hazards. Employees also have safety responsibilities. Here a just a few:

  • Know the emergency and evacuation procedures established by your company
  • Attend all safety training sessions provided by your employer
  • Never operate equipment unless you have been properly trained
  • Read and understand the Safety Data Sheet for all chemicals you work with on a regular basis. Know emergency treatment procedures

   You are responsible for the safety of your own actions while on the job.

  • Conduct yourself professionally at all times
  • Serve as a good role model to coworkers
  • Follow and abide by established safety rules
  • Maintain your personal work area in a clean and orderly manner
  • Always wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Report all unsafe acts, unsafe conditions and malfunctioning equipment to your supervisor
  • Never operate equipment when protective guards are removed
  • Observe the company Lockout/Tagout procedures
  • Report all work related injuries and accidents to your supervisor as soon as possible