Health and Safety
Your safety is a constant concern of this company. Every precaution has been taken to provide a safe workplace. Anderica Gilbert (Owner) makes regular inspections and holds regular safety meetings. Common sense and personal interest in safety are still the greatest guarantees of your safety at work. We take your safety seriously and any willful or habitual violation of safety rules will be considered cause for dismissal. Bermuda Dental Studio is sincerely concerned for the health and well-being of each member of the team.
The cooperation of every employee is necessary to make this company a safe place in which to work. Help yourself and others by reporting unsafe conditions or hazards immediately to the owner. Give earnest consideration to the rules of safety presented to you by poster signs and be sure to review the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) of materials before use. Begin right by always thinking of safety as you perform your job, or as you learn a new one.
1. ACCIDENT REPORTING
Any injury at work – no matter how small – must be reported immediately to your management and receive first aid attention. Serious conditions often arise from small injuries if they are not cared for at once.
2. SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Management will see that you receive the protective clothing and equipment required for your job. Use them as instructed and take care of them. You will be charged for these articles' loss or destruction only when negligence occurs.
3. SAFETY SHOES
The company will designate which jobs and work areas require safety shoes. Under no circumstances will an employee be permitted to work in sandals or open-toe shoes.
4. SAFETY GLASSES
The wearing of safety glasses by all shop employees is mandatory. Strict adherence to this policy can significantly reduce the risk of eye injuries.
5. GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Your work location should be kept clean and orderly. Keep machines and other objects out of the center of walkways. Clean up spills, drips, and leaks immediately to avoid slips and falls.
Place trash in the proper receptacles.
6. SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES AND GUIDELINES
To ensure your safety, and that of your coworkers, please observe and obey the following rules and guidelines:
Observe and practice the safety procedures established for the job.
In case of sickness or injury, no matter how slight, report at once to your management. In no case should an employee treat his own or someone else's injuries or attempt to remove foreign particles from the eye.
In case of injury resulting in a possible fracture to the legs, back, or neck, or any accident resulting in an unconscious condition, or a severe head injury, the employee is not to be moved until medical attention has been given by authorized personnel.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry around machinery. It may catch on moving equipment and cause a serious injury.
Never distract the attention of another employee, as you might cause him or her to be injured. If necessary to get the attention of another employee, wait until it can be done safely.
You must wear protective equipment, such as goggles, safety glasses, masks, gloves, hair nets, etc.
Safety equipment such as restraints pull backs, and two-hand devices are designed for your protection. Be sure such equipment is adjusted for you.
Pile materials, skids, bins, boxes, or other equipment so as not to block walkways, exits, firefighting equipment, electric lighting or power panel, valves, etc. FIRE DOORS AND WALKWAYS MUST BE KEPT CLEAR.
Keep your work area clean.
Use compressed air only for the job for which it is intended. Do not clean your clothes with it and do not fool with it.
Observe smoking regulations.
Shut down your machine before cleaning, repairing, or leaving.
Running and horseplay are strictly forbidden.
Do not block access to fire extinguishers.
Do not tamper with electric controls or switches.
Do not operate machines or equipment until you have been properly instructed and authorized to do so by your management.
Do not engage in other practices that may be inconsistent with ordinary and reasonable common sense safety rules.
Report any UNSAFE condition or acts to your management.
HELP TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS.
Use designated passages when moving from one place to another; never take hazardous shortcuts.
Lift properly—use your legs, not your back. For heavier loads, ask for assistance.
Do not adjust, clean, or oil-moving machinery.
Keep machine guards in their intended place.
Do not throw objects.
Clean up spilled liquid, oil, or grease immediately.
Wear hard sole shoes and appropriate clothing. Shorts or mini dresses are not permitted.
Place trash and paper in proper containers and not in cans provided for cigarette butts.
7. SAFETY CHECKLIST
It’s every employee’s responsibility to be on the lookout for possible hazards. If you spot one of the conditions on the following list – or any other possible hazardous situation – report it to management immediately.
Slippery floors and walkways
Tripping hazards, such as hose links, piping, etc.
Missing (or inoperative) entrance and exit signs and lighting
Dangerously piled supplies or equipment
Open or broken windows
Electrical equipment left operating
Open doors on electrical panels
Leaks of steam, water, oil, etc.
Blocked fire extinguishers, hose sprinkler heads
Blocked fire doors
Evidence of any equipment running hot or overheating
Evidence of smoking in non-smoking areas
Directional or warning signs not in place
Safety devices not operating properly
Machine, power transmission, or drive guards missing, damaged, loose, or improperly placed