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1 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Alabama Retail is committed to partnering with our members to create and keep safe workplaces. Be sure to check out all of the training tools that are available in our Safety Library. This training tool is brought to you by

2 Housekeeper Safety

3 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Session Objectives You will be able to: Recognize workplace hazards Identify the precautions you need to take Prevent accidents and injuries on the job

4 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Common Job Hazards Back injuries and other muscle strains Slips, trips, and falls Working with cleaning products Working with hazardous equipment Hand injuries Infections

5 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Your job requires a lot of physical activity Back injuries are among the most common job injuries Your back is involved in almost every move you make all day Your job requires a lot of physical activity Back injuries are among the most common job injuries Your back is involved in almost every move you make all day Back Safety

6 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Safe Lifting Face the load with feet shoulder-width apart Keep heels down and turn feet slightly out Squat by bending at the hips and knees Use leg and stomach muscles to power lift Maintain back’s natural curves Don’t overstretch

7 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Safe Carrying Make sure the load is stable Make sure you can see over the load Point your feet in the direction you’re moving Watch where you’re going Hug the load Turn carefully Unload safely

8 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Kneel or squat rather than bend Support your back Avoid overreaching Avoid twisting your torso Vacuum using a relaxed posture Alternate strenuous tasks with lighter tasks Kneel or squat rather than bend Support your back Avoid overreaching Avoid twisting your torso Vacuum using a relaxed posture Alternate strenuous tasks with lighter tasks Bending ad Reaching

9 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Slips, Trips, and Falls Turn on lights Watch your step Be extra careful on wet surfaces Close drawers and doors Pick up items from the floor

10 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Slips, Trips, and Falls (cont.) Watch out for electrical cords Use a stepstool to reach high places Stow equipment and supplies out of your way Use handrails on stairs Report damaged flooring

11 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc If you start to fall: Bend your elbows and knees Roll with the fall Protect your vital areas Use your forearms and hands to break the fall If you start to fall: Bend your elbows and knees Roll with the fall Protect your vital areas Use your forearms and hands to break the fall How to Fall To Minimize Injuries

12 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Read the label Wear gloves and goggles/safety glasses Avoid splashes Avoid breathing in products Wash hands after use Cleaning Product Safety Read the label Wear gloves and goggles/safety glasses Avoid splashes Avoid breathing in products Wash hands after use

13 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Check cords and plugs Don’t use malfunctioning equipment Push rather than pull heavy carts Stack and stow supplies and equipment safely Watch where you’re going when pushing a cart Be extra careful with carts on elevators Equipment Safety

14 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hand Safety Watch out for pinch points Be careful with sharp objects Tend to cuts promptly Get proper treatment for dermatitis

15 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Treat all blood, blood- stained materials, and other potentially infectious materials as if they are infectious Wash hands frequently Wash before eating and after using the restroom Treat all blood, blood- stained materials, and other potentially infectious materials as if they are infectious Wash hands frequently Wash before eating and after using the restroom Avoiding Infection

16 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Save Your Back by Making The Right Lifting Choices Face the load with feet: Keep heels down and turn feet slightly: Squat by bending: To power the lift, use your: a. Together b. Shoulder-width apart a. In b. Out a. Hips and knees a. Back muscles b. Leg and stomach muscles b. Back

17 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hazards and Precautions Do you understand: Potential job hazards? Safe lifting and carrying techniques? Preventing slips, trips, and falls? Cleaning products and equipment safely? Preventing hand injuries? Avoiding infection?

18 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Never ignore any safety problem Correct problems if you can do so safely Report other problems right away Warn others of the hazard Never ignore any safety problem Correct problems if you can do so safely Report other problems right away Warn others of the hazard Reporting Safety Problems

19 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Emergency Response Be sure you know: Who to contact Location of fire alarms and extinguishers Evacuation routes Assigned assembly areas outside the building Basic first aid

20 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Security on the Job Lock up valuables Lock doors Keep alert Report suspicious individuals or activities Don’t let unauthorized individuals into the building or lend your ID Don’t let unauthorized individuals into guestrooms

21 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Security Tips for Coming and Going Be careful coming and going in the dark Keep alert in parking lots Keep car doors locked Walk on well-trafficked, well-lit streets Be cautious riding public transportation Seek help if you feel threatened

22 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Smoke only in designated areas Extinguish cigarettes and matches carefully Report unauthorized smoking by guests Smoke only in designated areas Extinguish cigarettes and matches carefully Report unauthorized smoking by guests Smoking

23 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Safety Procedures: True or False? Only report safety hazards in areas where you work After an emergency evacuation, you should go home It’s OK to let a co-worker’s friend in the employee entrance You should smoke only in designated areas

24 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Safety Procedures Do you understand: How to report safety problems? Emergency procedures? Security precautions? Smoking rules?

25 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Although your job may not seem dangerous, you still face possible hazards at work You need to be aware of hazards and understand precautions to prevent accidents and injuries Be sure to report any safety problems you see anywhere in the building Take safety seriously and help us keep everybody safe on the job Key Points to Remember


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