Spring Cleaning Safety in the Workplace

Spring is a good time to start organizing your desk and eliminate safety hazards in your work area. Reduce your risk of injury at work with these spring cleaning safety tips:

Workplace Clutter

Clutter makes it difficult to find what you need and when you need it. Clutter is also a safety hazard. Cluttered work areas increase the risk of fires and slip-and-fall accidents. Use this opportunity to clear your work station of any clutter or things on the floor that may pose a tripping hazard.

Chemical Safety

If you have ever used a photocopier or cleaned your work station with a cleaning product, then you have used chemicals in the workplace. If these chemicals are not stored properly, they can cause fires. During spring cleaning, make sure all chemicals are store properly by referring to the instruction on the packaging. Avoid storing chemicals in direct sunlight or near other heat sources, as this may cause chemical degradation.

Surface Disinfection

In 2012, a study found that offices may be contaminated with more than 500 types of bacteria! The study revealed that a number of the bacteria they identified are associated with the digestive tract. Spend some time cleaning with disinfectant wipes if you want to eliminate bacteria from hard surfaces.

Equipment Safety

Broken equipment poses a hazard to anyone who uses it. Get equipment repaired by calling on the right person in the company. If it is a computer or IT issue, call someone in that department to help you out immediately.

 

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Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP