Also, always ensure to use appropriate ear protection for the job.
Always ensure you wear protective eye glasses when using power tools and always indicate to a colleague that you intend to use power tools for the job.
Do not overload electrical outlets.
Always be prepared for all emergencies – a fire is only one prime example. Pay attention when at emergency training sessions.
If you see something unsafe, please don’t hesitate to report it to your supervisor or manager.
See if your company’s safety committee needs a helpful volunteer. Participate and get involved.
Every employee is expected to understand and comply with their organization’ Operational Excellence Guide. Every employee must report unethical activities immediately and all reports of violations will be taken seriously and addressed promptly.
If you are unsure of the appropriateness or ethics of any activity, ask yourself the following questions:
- What would my spouse or partner think if I got caught doing something unethical?
- Is it breaking the law?
- Is it in contravention to the company’s Operational Excellence Guide and Employee Handbook?
- How would our customers, shareholders, and the general public look upon it?
- How would it look on the front page of a national newspaper?
Ethics basically puts the rules in place, or the “brakes at the party” to ensure laws aren’t broken. Sometimes we may be tempted to offer exchanges or services at an unfair disadvantage to others, or we may receive gifts from our suppliers or customers as a prize to deliver a product or service before it’s ready.
Ethics don’t only apply at the job but at trade shows, at customer locations, even on your own time.