Additional Miscellaneous Safe Work Practices:

l.
Avoid overloading the top drawers of filing cabinets to avoid the possible tipping of the cabinet when the drawers are opened. Open one drawer of the file cabinet at a time to prevent tipping. File cabinets should be placed where their use will not interfere with office traffic patterns.
m.
Keep file and desk drawers closed when not in use to help prevent tripping accidents.
n.
Be sure to use proper lifting techniques. Make arrangements with personnel skilled in moving to shift furniture and other heavy objects.
o.
Do not lean too far back in chairs. This may result in over-balancing and a fall.
p.
Use only safety step stools or ladders for climbing. Don't stand on swivel chairs or use them as step stools.
q.
Be careful with flammable liquids. Only the quantity needed for use should be in the work place. They should be kept and used in a ventilated area, away from excessive heat or ignition sources.
r.
Book cases or file cabinets taller than 64 inches must be secured or anchored. Keep book case doors closed when not in use.
s.
Power switches must be off, or the cord unplugged, when electrical equipment, such as a typewriter, is being cleaned or serviced.
t.
Office doors shall be free of obstructions at all times to permit egress in case of an emergency.
u.
Jewelry, long hair, and clothing must be kept clear of the moving parts of all office machines.
v.
If it is necessary to run a cable or electrical cord across the floor, a cable cover must be used to protect the wiring and prevent tripping.
w.
Do not cover air vents or obstruct air flow from registers. Do not place furniture, equipment, or materials in locations that will interfere with air movement around thermostats.
x.
Report any observed pest control problems to the Office Supervisor. Never attempt to apply any pest control chemical yourself.

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