Training and Education
Your employer has to ensure you know how to safely perform any task in your job, and must provide you proper training. They must explain your job duties and show you how to do them.
You should be able to explain and show how to do your duties to your supervisor.
When you are not sure, ask for training
It is important that every worker understands their duties. Your employer may not know that you need more training. If you feel you or someone you work with needs more training to do a job safely, tell your supervisor. Don’t perform any task until you receive proper training.
Learn and apply safety rules and procedures. You are responsible for following all the steps of safety procedures in your job. This includes checking to make sure personal protective equipment (PPE) works properly; knowing how to use it; and making sure you use it.
Don’t leave your work site area unless your employer tells you. Other work areas may have hazards you don’t know about, such as power lines, slippery floors or toxic chemicals.
Report incidents, unsafe conditions and unsafe work practices
If you see or have an incident, if work conditions become unsafe, or if you see unsafe work practices, report them to your supervisor immediately.
Know your work site Emergency Response Plan
Employers must make sure everyone knows what to do in an emergency; whether it is a fire alarm, power failure, or other situation. Employers must provide an emergency response plan that you must have easy access to and be familiar with.