The following tools can help you get the safety conversation started in your workplace.
As a start, introduce your young workers to Rod Stickman.
Fun, a little quirky, and packed with information (plus a cow, a bear, and a monkey) our downloadable Rod Stickman videos and discussion guides cover big issues in workplace safety, in an entertaining way. They’re a great way to get the conversation about safety started, for young workers and veterans alike.
And we’ve even added a new young worker focused video and discussion guide to help you encourage learning and discussion.Young Worker Brochure for the Workplace
Rod Stickman Videos
Tips by Text
If you use a texting application to stay in touch with your employees, text a tip once a week to let your employees know about important safety issues. Here are a few to get you started:
- We take safety seriously and want to help you be safe at work. And to help do that, you will be getting some text safety tips over the next while.
- If you ever have safety concerns or even have a tip to share, please contactX.
- Take responsibility for your own workspace. Keep it organized and hazard free.
- Use your knees (not your back) to lift reasonable loads.
- Never lift heavy items above your waist.
- Speak up if something seems unsafe at work –tell your boss.
- Refuse to use ladders that are not properly secured, or appear unsafe.
- Be sure you’ve received proper safety training and the right gear for each job.
- Don’t rush. Take time to pay attention in each task you do.
- Make sure you have enough light to see clearly, and keep walkways free of obstacles.
- Do not carry objects that obstruct your vision.
- Be sure to keep three points of contact when using a ladder.
- Pushing is always better than pulling - your muscles are designed to push.
- Keep the load you are carrying close to your body – above your knees and below your shoulders.
- Clean up messes right away to avoid unnecessary slips and falls.
- Safety is everyone’s responsibility. If you ever have safety concerns or would like to share a safety tip, please contact (insert contact info).