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Office Safety

There are four words which help you improve the security of your workplace: “May I help you?”  Use them and encourage your co-workers to do the same.

  • Never allow strangers to be alone in your office.
  • Keep strangers in public areas. Don’t allow them to use non-public restrooms and phones.
  • Challenge unknown people.
  • Keep valuable items out of sight and secured. Don’t leave purses out. Remember to remove valuables from coats or jackets.
  • Keep all business checkbooks, cash, deposit tickets and credit cards locked in a secure area when not in use.
  • Lock desk while you are away.
  • Assign an office employee to put the outgoing mail in a post office mail box. Never leave incoming or outgoing mail on a desk.
  • Maintain good key and access card control.
  • Record all serial numbers of your business office machines.
  • As you leave the building for the night, double check that all the doors in your office area are locked and alarms set if you have them.
  • Use the “buddy system” when walking to and from work.
  • Call 911 to report suspicious activity.