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Safe Operating Procedures - Office

By Ethan Davis

a. Practice good housekeeping throughout the office area. Do not leave materials or position telephone or elec-trical cords in the aisles.

b. Report or correct any obvious hazards as soon as they are discovered.

c. Do not carry articles weighing more than 20 pounds when ascending or descending stairs that rise more than 5 feet.

d. Close files and desk drawers. Arrange heavy or large files in the rear of file cabinet drawers to prevent tip-ping when draws are open. Always store heavy materials in the lower drawers and light objects on upper shelves. Do not open more than one drawer at a time, as tipping of the cabinet or desk may occur. Secure cabinets to each other and/or to building structural members to improve stability.

e. Report damaged furniture and broken veneer surfaces immediately.

f. Do not carry pointed or sharp objects in hand, pockets, or attached to clothing with points or blades ex-posed.

g. Do not leave paper cutters with the blade in the open or upright position.

h. Remove, secure, or arrange material on file cabinets and desks to prevent materials from falling from office furniture.

i. Do not stand on chairs, desks, boxes, wastebaskets, or any other furniture or object. These items are not be used as substitutes for an approved step-stand or stepladder.

j. Report slippery floor surfaces to your Supervisor immediately.

k. Clean up spills on floors immediately.

l. Position desks and files so that drawers do not extend into the aisle or walkway when open.