Presentation on theme: "1 OFFICE MOVE SAFETY AWARENESS Environmental Energy Technologies Division February 15, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
1 OFFICE MOVE SAFETY AWARENESS Environmental Energy Technologies Division February 15, 2012
2 Office Move Hazards Accidents can happen during office moves! Here are some typical hazards you should be aware of: –Lifting of heavy objects resulting in back injuries –Over-reaching resulting in strained wrists, arms, and shoulders –Deep bending resulting in leg and back strains –Twisting resulting in back injuries –Cuts to hands and arms –Trips and falls due to clutter on the floor or standing on chairs These hazards can be prevented!
4 Prepare for Your Move Obtain cardboard totes Label each tote with your name, new location #, and placement (desktop or floor) Place several empty totes on the floor and load them with contents from your work station. –Sort materials into totes as you might want them organized when you unpack. –Build stacks of totes. Pack heavy items like books and file folders first. –Nest a second tote on top and pack lighter items. –Limit stacking totes to no more than three high. –Pack ready access items such as pens, note pads, and journals in a top tote labeled as desktop
5 Moving Totes DO NOT LIFT LOADED TOTES. They can weigh 50 pounds or more! Just leave them for the movers to handle. Avoid over-reaching, deep bending, and twisting motions when you lift items. Be sure to keep aisle ways clear to prevent trip hazards DO NOT PLACE ANY FLUIDS into the cardboard totes. Personal liquid items should be moved by the employee in a plastic bag. DO NOT stand on chairs! Get help from a co-worker or mover if needed.
6 Proper Lifting Technique 1. Size Up 2. Get Footing 3. Bend at Knees 4. Lift with Legs 5. Hold Close 6. Good Job!
7 Ergonomics Make sure you set-up your new work station so that you are comfortable! Adjust your monitor screen, keyboard, mouse, and chair. Use the Office Move Checklist to help you set-up your area. EH&S will perform sweeps of new areas to check and make sure work stations are adjusted properly If you need help, submit an ergonomic evaluation request: https://ehswprod.lbl.gov/Ergo/St art.asp https://ehswprod.lbl.gov/Ergo/St art.asp
8 Accidents In the event that you experience an injury, it is important that you report it right away. Report the accident immediately to your supervisor. Call Health Services at X6266 for assistance and initiate an accident report. If you see a hazard or experience a near miss incident, contact the Division Safety Manager X8137 for corrective action.