Mobile Phones and Other Electronics
The use of standard job-related equipment such as saws, conveyors and forklifts in the workplace can expose workers to hazards and employers to liability. But employers also need to be aware of the hazards posed by the use of innocuous, personal devices, such as cell phones and iPods . Such electronic devices pose hazards both in the workplace and when workers are driving on company business. That’s why you need a policy on the use of cell phones and another policy on music devices.
Guidance and Insights
You know distracted driving is dangerous. But what about distracted walking? Here are some tips to keep your workers safe and alert.
German prosecutors claim that a train dispatcher's playing of a game on his cell phone caused two trains to collide, killing 11 and injuring 80.
How many distractions are preventing this woman from driving safely? Learn more about the dangers of distracted driving.
Using cell phones is dangerous not only while driving but also while walking. Here are 6 safety tips to protect workers from the hazards of distracted walking.
Adapt this handout for your OHS program and give it to workers as a supplement to a safety or toolbox talk on the use of mobile devices on the job.
BENEFITS Keeping your workers from using cell phones while they drive is an important safety measure. Although no statute or regulation in Canada requires...
A Model Cell Phone Use Policy that you can download, adapt and use at your company.