Often, the most difficult part of improving safety is ensuring that all employees commit to the collective goal. For your assistance, here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts that you can use to teach employees how to engage with spills in the workplace.
|Do discover what the spilled substance is before attempting to clean it up.||Don’t ignore a spill and continue to work on it.|
|Do notify others of the spill.||Don’t clean up a spill before identifying the substance.|
|Do put up the appropriate signage, such as a wet floor sign, around the spill.||Don’t keep quiet about a spill that you find or caused – that risks everyone’s safety.|
|Do clean up the spill if you can and it is safe to do so.||Don’t attempt to clean a hazardous substance with paper towels or any other means that would create skin contact.|
|Do tell others if you cause a spill, for everyone’s safety.|
|Do raise alarm if the spill is a hazardous substance that could endanger lives because of combustion, vapors, or corrosion.|
|Do work around the spill to avoid slipping yourself.|