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- North Central Resident Susan Brichler Trujillo Re-Appointed to Community Legal Services Board of Directors
- Resolute Commercial Services Announces Nicole Manos as Senior Managing Director
- Thatcher Subway Earns Statewide “Store of the Month” Honor
- Jane Morris of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to Speak At Arizona Association for Economic Development’s July Luncheon
- North Scottsdale Resident Jeffrey H. Wolf Elected to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Board
Office Safety Tips from ADOSH for National Preparedness Month
They don't call Arizona the Wild West for nothing. Even though we have done a pretty good job settling and establishing major cities and no longer operate under unruly Old West laws, Arizonans are still prone to their own unique dangers.
September is National Preparedness Month, and considering that an average adult spends the majority of their waking life working, chances are good that you will be at your place of employment during an emergency. Whether it's the weather, some of our infamous critters or dry and prickly flora, Arizona features don't disappear just because you are on the clock. Throughout the month of September, the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health is providing tips on being prepared in the workplace.
It is estimated that an average adult will work nearly 100,000 hours over the course of their lives. Chances are that accidents will happen at least once during this time. Here, we list five essentials that employers should have on hand at all times.
1. Employees’ emergency contact information - Make sure to have this on file in multiple areas, including a hard copy. If power goes out or a severe situation hinders employees’ ability to leave the worksite, being able to call loved ones and give updates is crucial. Include additional emergency information like doctors and important medical information, such as allergies to common medications or pre-existing conditions like diabetes.
2. Generator - Power outages are among the most common problems to arise in an office setting. A generator can provide necessary energy for lights or equipment while waiting for help to arrive.
3. First Aid Kit - Every employer is required to have a first aid kit handy. Consider including rubbing alcohol, bandages, medical tape and air-filtering face masks.
4. Flashlight and Batteries - As we mentioned before, power outages are the most common "office disaster." Most of the time it is nothing to be alarmed about, but having a flashlight and extra batteries will help navigate you to the breaker box or help you located your belongs.
5. Conspicuously displayed emergency numbers. Additionally, all businesses in Arizona are required to display posters about safety, such as Work Exposure to Bodily Fluids and an Employee Safety and Health Protection.