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Safety Tutorial for a Grocery Store Employee. Cheryl Sweeney Internship Coordinator. Pre-Test (True/False Questions). As an employee, it is not your responsibility to know where the fire exits are. T/F Jeans are appropriate to wear to work if you work in a grocery store. T/F

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safety tutorial for a grocery store employee

Safety Tutorial for a Grocery Store Employee

Cheryl Sweeney

Internship Coordinator

pre test true false questions
Pre-Test (True/False Questions)
  • As an employee, it is not your responsibility to know where the fire exits are. T/F
  • Jeans are appropriate to wear to work if you work in a grocery store. T/F
  • An example of safety equipment in a grocery store would be a wrist support for keyboard. T/F
  • Back supports for lifting heavy objects are unacceptable to wear when working as a student. T/F
  • There are hazardous chemicals in a grocery store environment. T/F
training tasks
Training Tasks
  • Use a computer/scanner to total customer’s purchases
  • Bag/deliver groceries
  • Prepare products for sale (floral, bakery, deli, etc.)
appropriate clothing
Appropriate Clothing
  • Casual attire (no low cut shirts or midriff showing)
  • No jeans
  • Hair pulled back or hair net
  • No sneakers
  • Uniform if appropriate
safety equipment
Safety Equipment
  • Safety Glasses
  • Proper gloves (department specific)
  • Keyboard supports
  • Back harness supports
  • Anti-fatigue mat
tools
Tools
  • Knives
  • Sharp box cutter
equipment machinery
Equipment/Machinery
  • Computer/Scanner
  • Dollie/hand truck
  • Meat Slicer
  • Dough Mixer
electrical

Talk to your supervisor if any of these things are present

Electrical
  • Avoid overloaded circuits
  • Make sure extension cords are away from aisle walkways and hidden
  • Avoid frayed wires
floors doors exits
Floors, Doors, Exits
  • Be aware of the floor plan of your worksite
  • Know where the nearest exit and door is near your workstation in case of an emergency.
chemical hazards
Chemical Hazards
  • Odorous cleaning supplies
  • “White out”
ergonomic hazards lifting
Ergonomic Hazards - Lifting
  • Lift within the preferred/acceptable work zone
  • Keep items close to body when lifting
  • Use support devices to assist in lifting
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Fire
  • During orientation, be sure to clarify where the fire extinguishers are.
  • If unsure about fire precautions/procedures, ask your supervisor.
robbery bomb scares
Robbery, Bomb Scares
  • Understand company procedures for threats from customers/fellow employees
  • Speak to supervisor if still unclear on procedures
angry threatening customers
Angry/Threatening Customers
  • Understand procedures for dealing with angry customers – fact of life.
  • Always take a deep breath in trying to react to an unpleasant situation.
how and to whom do you report an injury
How and to Whom Do You Report an Injury
  • Policy for reporting an injury (medical personnel, Human Resources, etc.)
  • Where is paperwork kept?
  • Timeframe requirements?
post test true false questions
Post-Test (True/False Questions)
  • As an employee, it is not your responsibility to report safety concerns to your supervisor. T/F
  • Even if your company has a required uniform, it might be possible because you are a student you are exempt from wearing it. T/F
  • Because you are a student in a work-based learning program, you are not held responsible for reporting to work on time. T/F
  • “White out” is a hazardous chemical sometimes found in clerical work areas. T/F
  • There are no hazardous chemicals in a grocery store environment. T/F
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Post-Test (True/False Questions)
  • Angry customers are usually encountered by a manager, not a student worker. T/F
  • A first aid issue you have on the job should be reported to your teacher back at school FIRST before anyone else. T/F
  • It is necessary to know where the fire exits are in case of an emergency before it happens. T/F
  • Large organizations do not have to worry about “overloading electrical circuits” -- they have a power system that will take care of this issue. T/F
  • Each department has specific safety equipment which may occur for just their department. T/F
safety web resources
Safety Web Resources
  • http://www.osha.gov/ergonomics/guidelines/retailgrocery/
  • http://youngworker.healthandsafetycentre.org/s/Resources-YoungWorkers.asp
pre test answers
Pre-Test Answers
  • False
  • False
  • True
  • False
  • True
post test answers
False

True

False

True

False

False

False

True

False

True

Post-Test Answers