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Our Health & Safety Management System Corporate Bank is designed to help ensure all employees of Yukon Government have the tools they require to stay safe at work.

Allergens In The Workplace

Purpose:

This Safe Work Practice (SWP) will provide YG employees with a set of guidelines or “Do’s and Don’ts” that have been developed to mitigate hazards associated with this work task, as identified through your workplace hazard identification process. All YG employees performing this work task are required to be trained, knowledgeable and competent.

Guidelines: 

Allergens in the workplace originate from a number of protein-containing sources, and reactions range from mild to serious. Education and awareness go a long way toward reducing the risk of accidental exposure. Responsibility for allergen avoidance lies with personnel with sensitivities.

                               

DO:

a)    Communicate severe allergies with supervisor and co-workers.

b)    Avoid areas with the potential presence of allergen(s).

c)    Wash hands and mouth after eating.

d)    Protect against cross contamination to pens, files and office equipment.

e)    Properly clean communal surfaces and dispose of food items from shared areas after meals.

f)     Carry an epinephrine auto-injector (e.g. EpiPen®) and wear medical identification bracelet.

g)    Use insect repellant and wear appropriate clothing when exposed to allergen causing insects.

 

DON’T:

a)    Do not share foods, utensils or containers.

b)    Do not wear or use excessively scented products in the workplace.