National Safety Month
June 1 marked the start of National Safety Month. At Breaux Petroleum, safety is our most important core value. Each day, our employees demonstrate safe work practices whether they are in the office or at a customer’s worksite. For us, safety is a priority, not just a slogan. With that being said, take a look at these safety tips below, whether you are working on a jobsite, in an office, or on the road.
Jobsite Safety Tips
For a detailed safety program, it’s important to understand the specific hazards at your worksite, but there are critical safety tips that can help in nearly any situation.
- Always wear personal protective equipment.
- Conduct daily walk-throughs to identify hazards before starting work.
- Obey all safety signs, stickers, and tags.
- Understand and practice proper hazard communication.
- Be aware of process changes.
- Keep tools and machinery in full working condition with all the manufacturer’s safety guards installed.
- Immediately notify your manager or supervisor of any hazardous conditions.
- Conduct ongoing safety training.
Office Safety Tips
Construction sites and warehouses are likely to come to mind when you think of on-the-job incidents. However, there are certain types of injuries that are far more common in an office environment. While office safety might seem straightforward, every worker can take a few steps to make their office a safer place.
- Clean up shared spaces.
- Make sure your desk setup is ergonomic.
- Make sure emergency exit routes are clear.
- Take short stretching beak to get up and move around.
- Immediately notify others of any hazards you come across.
- Use a headset for prolonged or frequent phone use.
- Keep computers and electrical cords well managed and, if possible, hidden.
- Stay familiar with your office emergency procedures.
Driving Safety Tips
You have likely heard all many of these driving safety tips before, but it never hurts to re-familiarize yourself with some basic safety measures to put in place every time you get in the car – whether for work or pleasure.
- Always wear your seatbelt, whether as a driver or a passenger.
- Obey all speed limits and road signs.
- Never text and drive.
- Adjust how you drive to account for the weather.
- Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Plan your route before getting into the car.
- Avoid in-car distractions.