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Spooky, but Safe!

Spooky, but Safe!

Posted By Brandy King
October 13, 2022 Category: Workplace Safety, Halloween Party, Food Safety, HR, Costumes At Work

Lily Spooner, taking a break from her coven duties to see who has treats. It’s close to midnight, and something evil’s lurking in the…break room? There’s no time of year quite like Halloween to turn up the fun at work. Carry-ins, costume contests, decorations, and candy can bring even the more introverted employees out of their shells. The same environment can also work Halloween-lovers into a lather with complicated costumes, pranks and jump scares. Believe it or not, Halloween hijinks in the workplace have resulted in quite a few workers’ comp claims. The staff at Spooner loves a good spooky time, so we’ll share some tips that will allow you to keep the festivities going – and keep them safe. Costumes There’s always at least one person who’s worked on their costume for weeks and can’t wait to debut it for the contest at work. If you’re planning on allowing employees to wear costumes to work, you may want to lay a few ground rules ahead of time.  Loose/flowy (dresses, sleeves, capes, etc.) – Anything below ankle length is likely to get stepped on or caught on something, even in an office environment. Long, flowy sleeves or loose fabric is even more dangerous in an industrial setting, where it could get caught in machinery. Bulky costumes – Everyone gets a kick out of the T-rex costume until things start getting knocked over. Better to save these costumes for passing out candy

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