Workplace Safety

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Workplace safety

At Allied Universal®, we take pride in what we do every day for our clients.  Our mission and commitment are to promote and support a corporate Safety Culture through policies and practices that emphasize personal safety to protect Allied Universal® employees and clients from workplace injuries.

Workplace safety accidents and emergency situations can happen in any environment, in any industry, at any time. While our workplaces are often protected by devoted police and security officers and efficient alarm systems, each individual must also take an active role in maintaining a safe work environment. Staying consciously aware of your surroundings and recognizing potential hazards will significantly reduce risks. Even the smallest daily tasks, such as cleaning up minor spills and washing your hands, can make a huge difference.
 
Health and Safety Tips

  • Develop and communicate a safety and health policy to employees of all levels
  • Recognize employees for safe and healthy work practices.
  • Establish and communicate a company emergency/disaster plan to all employees and make sure everyone, including new employees, is educated on the plan. 
  • Have cleaning agents available to everyone to routinely clean and disinfect common areas. 
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often—for at least 20 seconds—to help prevent the spread of illness. 
  • If you come across a chemical spill and cannot identify the substance, do not touch or move it. Barricade the area, and report the spill. 
  • Keep combustibles, such as wood, paper, and trash, away from all heat sources. 
  • Keep adequate stock of supplies such as batteries, a First Aid kit, and flashlights, on hand in case of an emergency.
  • Become familiar with the people in your immediate work area to easily identify an individual who may not belong there, acting suspicious, or in a threatening behavior.
  • Keep a list of emergency contacts and information for employees and clients, and police, fire and paramedic departments.