Mobile devices, such as cell phones, e-readers, tablets, MP3 players, etc., can pose various safety hazards on the job—and not just when workers are driving. For example, they can distract workers operating tools or heavy equipment and those in the vicinity of such tools or equipment. And inattention or distraction can result in injuries, property damage or even death.
HOW TO USE THIS TOOL
Adapt this model mobile device policy to reflect your operations, equipment and OHS program as well as the OHS laws in your jurisdiction. Give it to all employees, including senior management, supervisors, workers and contractors, and train them on it.