Dress for Safety

Nurse dressed for safety: hair tucked away, no jewelry, clothing not overly loose or tight, breakaway safety cord

Dress for safety by removing anything from your person that can be used as a weapon or grabbed by someone.

  • Long hair should be tucked away so that it can't be grabbed;
  • Jewelry - avoid earrings or necklaces which can be pulled;
  • Overly tight clothing can restrict movement;
  • Overly loose clothing, or scarves can be caught;
  • Glasses, keys, or name tags dangling from cord or chains can be hazardous; make sure to use breakaway safety cords or lanyards.
Page last reviewed: May 16, 2024