To mark Safety & Health Week this year, we will have to consider that people are isolated and can’t participate in group projects. So why not shake it up a bit and do something that’s a little out of the box, but still shows your commitment to safety, and keeps you and your family safe and sound? Here are seven things you can do at home for Safety & Health Week:
- Have a virtual safety meeting or discussion with your colleagues. We‘ll all be back in the office/classroom soon enough, and it’s a great time to reassess your safety policies while you have the time.
- Assess your home workspace for hazards. Are there cords laying around that you could trip over? Is your chair set at the proper height? Are you taking breaks? Sometimes we forget that home offices can have as many hazards as offices.
- Take a walk outside, but make sure you are abiding by sun safety rules. Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses help protect you from harsh UV rays that could pose a threat to your skin.
- Clean up your yard and check for hazards around the house.
- Check in with a family member or friend every day this week. Let them know how you’re doing and make sure they are alright as well.
- Prepare properly for your yard clean up. Make sure you have work/garden gloves, that your ladders are un-damaged, and that’s your power tools and outdoor machinery are in good working order.
- Finish up your JobSafe course(s)! This is the perfect time to make a commitment to a lifetime of safety and our courses are the perfect start. Haven’t registered yet? Click here to start your free workplace safety education, or register your students/child.
Safety and Health Week is a reminder that we can all do better when it comes to safety, whether at work or at home. All it takes is a few minutes a day to stay healthy.