|What you can do:
Good work practices and common sense are often the best weapons against accidents and injuries. Here's some advice:
• In the classroom: Avoid stacking boxes and materials; avoid placing heavy objects on high shelves. Report any frayed wiring on electrical equipment and avoid using it until it is repaired. Don't allow children to ride on A-V carts and place all equipment on sturdy surfaces.
• In food service: Wipe up all grease and spills from floors immediately. Wear non-skid/rubber-soled shoes. Don't remove machine-guards from slicing equipment; keep knives sharp; know where fire extinguishers are kept and how to use them; report any frayed or worn out plugs and faulty equipment immediately to supervisors.
• In custodial/maintenance areas: Prevent others (as well as yourself) from walking on freshly mopped or waxed floors. Report damaged equipment, frayed wires to your supervisor immediately. Use equipment as instructed by the manufacturer. Avoid stacking equipment, boxes and materials.