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Guidelines : Safety Precautions

Safety Precautions

Guidelines and Alternate Phrases

  • Highlight the unsafe practice immediately.
  • Include the reason, unless the reason is flagrantly obvious, for your precaution. Remember the standard attitude about safety precautions seems to be, “Accidents happen to other people, not me.” Citing past incidents or injury statistics adds authority and credibility to your concern.
  • When readers do not accept reasons behind the precautions as legitimate, remind them of safety precautions as company policy.
  • As you know, not only is this a matter of safety; these regulations are part of our corporate policy.
  • Suggest safe alternatives to correct any problem or situation that has or may lead to safety violations.
  • Sound positive and confident of cooperation.
  • We know you will make these safety issues a top priority.
  • Thank you for helping us keep each other safe.
  • Please keep these safety precautions in mind as you go about your daily activities.
  • Thank you for your cooperation and patience while we pursue every effort to make your workplace safe.

Example 1: Example of safety precautions letters

Memorandum

TO:

FROM:

DATE:

SUBJECT: Tumbler Safety Violation

On October 6, in passing through the BD area, I found rubber bands again wrapped around the limit-switch button on the #233 tumbler to keep the switch activated while the dust cover was removed.

Please stop this practice immediately. Having the dust cover and guard in place prevents operators from getting seriously injured by this heavy rotating equipment.

In addition to your own safety, keep in mind this is also a violation of company policy.

Please sign and return this memo to me.

Example 2: Safety precautions policy letters

Memorandum

TO:

FROM:

DATE:

SUBJECT: Safety Precaution–Proper Storage

I’d like to emphasize the fact that plant aisles should not be used for storage of any kind. Equipment, goods, and supplies stored in the aisles not only block passage but also increase the likelihood of accidents.

A case in point: While waiting to punch the time clock, an employee standing on a skid with a loose board slipped and struck his back on the skid. Apparently the skid, loaded with boxes of samples from the lab, had been placed in the aisle for temporary storage.

To prevent recurrence of a similar accident and to make your operation smoother, please observe the following safety precautions:

• Do not store anything in the aisles.
• Call Maintenance to arrange transport of bulky items you cannot move yourself.
• Ask me to assign extra storage space when a large shipment of supplies or equipment cannot be contained in your area.

Thank you for cooperating with us in maintaining a safe workplace.

Example 3: Internal office safety precautions letters

Memorandum

TO:

FROM:

DATE:

SUBJECT: Safety Reminder–Eye Protection

I want to remind everyone that you must wear proper eye protection while on the main floor.

Someone who wasn’t wearing side guards recently got hit by a metal shaving just below the eye. He was fortunate to escape serious injury. Wearing the proper eye protection will prevents such accidents.

People who wear prescription glasses must clip side guards onto their ear pieces. Others must wear regulation safety glasses. Side guards and safety glasses are issued by your foremen.

Remember, wearing eye protection is not only smart, it’s a state law.

Example 4: Safety precautions for employees

Memorandum

TO:

FROM:

DATE:

SUBJECT: Daily Vehicle Inspections

On Wednesday I counted only three drivers who conducted vehicle inspections before beginning their routes. I want to reiterate the importance of daily inspections.

Last week we had an unfortunate reminder of how valuable inspections are when one of our drivers rear-ended a car while adjusting his mirrors. Drivers need to be certain vehicles are safe and properly adjusted before leaving the lot.

It is our company policy to carry out the eight-point vehicle inspection. Let’s prevent accidents and rededicate ourselves to doing the inspection every morning.

Example 5: Safety Precautions

Memorandum

TO:

FROM:

DATE:

SUBJECT: Safety Warning–Dealing with Stuck Parts

We have had problems lately with machine operators removing parts stuck in the molds. Let me emphasize: under no circumstances is any machine operator allowed to reach into their machine.

If parts are not properly dropping from the mold, flip the temporary shutdown switch and turn on your red light to alert a technician.

Operators who reach into their machines not only violate company policy, they risk severe injury to hands and arms.

With your cooperation we can have a safe work environment.

     

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