Generally the safety section of the employee handbook will refer to other documents and information. It is important that if you refer to safety posters, emergency procedures, or safety equipment, that you have these items available to the employees. It is also a good idea to have periodic training for employees on the use of safety equipment, office safety, and escape routes. If you are a tenant in a large building, you can probably coordinate with the building manager and hold periodic fire drills. If not, check with your local fire department about information on how to get this started.
Small Business Notes
Safety is everyone's job at Small Business Notes. Small Business Notes provides a clean, hazard free, healthy, safe environment in which to work in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. As an employee, you are expected to take an active part in maintaining this environment. You should observe all posted safety rules, adhere to all safety instructions provided by your supervisor and use safety equipment where required. Your workspace should be kept neat, clean and orderly.
It is your responsibility to know the location of all safety and emergency equipment, as well as the appropriate safety contact phone numbers. A copy of the Emergency Procedures will be posted in each work area.
All safety equipment will be provided by Small Business Notes. Employees will be responsible for reasonable upkeep of this equipment. Any problems with or defects in, equipment should be reported immediately to your supervisor.
As an employee, you have a duty to comply with the safety rules of Small Business Notes, to assist in maintaining a hazard-free environment, to report any accidents or injuries, and to report any unsafe equipment, working condition, process or procedure, immediately to a supervisor.
Employees may report safety violations or injuries anonymously to the Safety Committee, if they are not the injured or violating party. No employee will be punished or reprimanded for reporting safety violations or hazards. However, any deliberate or ongoing safety violation, or creation of hazard, by an employee will be dealt with through disciplinary action by Small Business Notes, up to and including termination.
All work related accidents are covered by Worker's Compensation Insurance pursuant to the laws of the states in which we operate.