By Roxanne Rabich, Service Coordinator at Umbrella Managed Systems talking about Umbrella’s unofficial security ambassador… James Butcher.
One of our Service Delivery Engineers, James Butcher, has declared himself Umbrella’s Security Ambassador. When asked how this happened, James said, “One day I found safety goggles in the basement, so I took them to my desk. Then I came across a grounding strap. Then someone brought me a hard hat. After that, we acquired the safety vest and cones. I’m now fully equipped!”
Here’s how these safety items can be used in a technical office setting.
- A grounding strap prevents static from your body from damaging electronic devices while undergoing repair.
- The safety goggles prevent eye injury while participating in Nerf gun wars. Or being caught off guard as nerf darts fly by, bringing us to the next point…
- The hard hat offers protection from RFOs (Random Flying Objects) such as paper airplanes, stress balls, stuffed animals and well, nerf darts.
- Safety cones are set up around a desk to warn others that you’re working on computer hardware or performing hard drive back ups – keep your distance unless you’re wearing a grounding strap. Cones can also be used to prevent scooters from entering a particular area or to ward off others approaching in rolling chairs.
Umbrella’s safety regulations include:
- No Scooters allowed in the rest room
- All cables for electronic equipment must be properly managed to prevent tripping or a reprimand from Heath who prides himself as THE cable management enforcer.
- Do not run with scissors
- Avoid carrying a hot cup of coffee or boiling bowl of Ramen noodles down the stairs
Umbrella’s current injury report:
There are no in office injuries to report.
Stay safe my friends, fellow co-workers and blog readers!