One wrong move can cost you

Workplace accidents are a pain. One wrong move on the job, and you could be sitting on the sidelines while your friends go on dates, hang out at the mall, make the team and walk across the stage on graduation day.

Texas Mutual Insurance Company is here to help you stay safe at work this summer. You can help us by following these tips.

Get the right information

Staying safe on the job starts with information:

  • Get the proper training
  • Use safety equipment, and follow directions
  • Ask questions
  • Don't take chances – if it doesn't feel right, STOP and ask
  • Focus on your job tasks
  • Know your employer's emergency plan
  • Identify potential hazards, and know what to do before you go to work

Check for hazards

Before you start work, check your workplace for these potential hazards:

  • Toxic chemicals
  • Frayed and exposed electrical wiring
  • Discarded needles or medical waste
  • Slippery floors
  • Hot equipment, boiling water or heated grease
  • Sharp objects or tools
  • Heavy objects that may fall or need to be moved
  • Furniture or equipment that could cause workers to trip or fall
  • Violent crime
  • Roughhousing employees
  • Chemicals or materials that may cause allergic reactions
  • Equipment or tasks that could cause repetitive motion injuries
  • Supervisors, co-workers or customers who act in a harassing manner

Know your rights

Know your legal rights before you enter the workplace:

  • The right to have a safe and healthful workplace
  • The right to ask questions and receive satisfactory answers
  • The right to safety training and information about hazardous chemicals or toxic materials that might be encountered on the job
  • The right to training about what to do in the event of an accident or emergency situation
  • The right to any protective clothing or safety equipment necessary to perform your job
  • The right to medical care in the event of job-related illness or injury
  • The right to lost wages for time off the job as the result of job-related illness or injury (if your employer carries workers' compensation insurance)

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