Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OSHA Regulations on Use of Cell Phones at Work

I got my first cell phone way back in the 1980’s, when they were a very unusual (and expensive) novelty. Now it seems that a smart phone is a “must have” for every person over the age of 10. But I am still shocked every time I see somebody either talking on their cellphone or using it to send or read text messages and emails while at work.
 
I’m not talking about those people who are sitting at a desk or standing behind a sales counter (although it aggravates me to no end to be ignored by a sales rep who is busy with their phone); my concern is for those workers I have witnessed during safety audits who are chatting away or typing a text message into their cell phone while performing relatively complex tasks such as . . .
 
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