Safety Tips
Safety Tips

You, as our employee, are The Arnold Group’s most important asset, so we choose our clients carefully to ensure you have a safe workplace. The applicable general safety rules should be observed and followed on every assignment you accept from The Arnold Group. If you are asked to perform work which was not part of your initial job description, call your TAG supervisor immediately. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 Based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TAG recommends that employees:    
  1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  2. Avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth
  3. Stay home when they are sick
  4. Cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  6. Not wear a face mask unless they show symptoms of respiratory illness, including COVID-19
  7. Wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing (if soap and water aren't readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol)

Get additional information regarding TAG's notice for the coronavirus (COVID-19) to associates here.

Safety 101: Common Workplace Safety Hazards

 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Basics     

Different jobs and work environments require the use of different Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It's important to know what PPE is necessary for the specific tasks and environment you're working in, as well as the proper care and use of that equipment. Some PPE basics and best practices are:

  1. Always use safety glasses, gloves, ear protection and any other protective equipment as required every time.
  2. Ensure all protective equipment fits you correctly.
  3. Open-toed shoes, or shoes with thin soles shouldn't be worn.
  4. Immediately ask supervisors to replace worn out equipment.
 Workplace Violence

While some industries are more prone than others, workplace violence can happen anywhere. Workplace violence falls into four categories: criminal intent, customer/client, worker-on-worker and personal relationship. Regardless of the confrontation, the deadliest situations involve an active shooter.

A lot can happen in the chaotic minutes before police arrive, so your best options are to stay calm and either run, hide, or fight.

  1. If there is an accessible escape route, leave your belongings and get out as quickly as possible.
  2. If escape isn't possible, find a hiding place, lock and blockage the door and silence your phone.
  3. As a last resort and only if your life is in imminent danger, attempt to incapacitate the shooter by throwing items, improvising weapons and yelling. 
There is no way to predict an attack, but you can be aware of behaviors that might signal future violence:
  • Excessive use of alcohol or drugs
  • Unexplained absenteeism, change in behavior or decline in job performance
  • Depression, withdrawal or suicidal comments
  • Resistance to changes at work, or persistent complaints of unfair treatment
  • Violation of company policies
  • Emotional responses to criticism, mood swings
  • Paranoia