Today, April 28, is World Day for Safety and Health at Work, a day that promotes the importance of safe and secure workplace environments.
Since many independent contractors actually work in the field and not in permanent offices, taking care of oneself while on the job should be a priority. You will need to be wary of dangers such as hot weather, road hazards and even aggressive pets.
Here are a few health and safety reminders when working in the field.
1. Be contactable.
Make sure your phone is fully charged and always use a buddy system.
2. Be alert during customer interaction.
Never enter a residence or accept a drink.
3. Be travel-smart.
Be aware of the traffic and park in a safe location.
4. Be aware of other dangers.
Use sun protection and beware of dogs.
Keep these simple reminders in mind whenever you go out there! And one more thing – always stay well-hydrated so you can have a lot more energy at work.
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