Tetra Tech uses our Work Health & Safety (WH&S) program to help our employees feel safe bringing their whole selves to work, whether in the field, in the office, or at home.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have adjusted to working in different environments, mostly in our own homes. Many of us have probably noticed that WH&S elements of our work-from-home setup could be improved. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you evaluate your workspace:
- Are your electrical outlets free of clutter and not overloaded?
- Is your workspace in line with an ergonomic setup?
- Do you have clear pathways to walk to and from your workspace?
- Staying home when we don’t feel well
Addressing WH&S practices in your home is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and those who live or visit.When conducting field work, we apply the hazard risk management approach that includes taking the time to look around, assess any hazards associated with our work, and put in place processes to prevent any identified injuries or risks. In using this trusted method, a risk assessment can go a long way in preventing harm to yourself and those around you. Taking a short period of time to think through the implications of what you are doing may save you more time in the long run by preventing injury or safety incidents. Remember, wherever you are, be a STAR:
- Take the time to look
- Assess the risk
- Respond – Put measures in place to be safe