Cell Phone Use in the Workplace

SKU: C-1073Duration: 10 Minutes

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Language:  English

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Course Details


Training Time: 10 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Cell phones have become a standard part of everyday life. They allow us to call, text, find directions, take and share pictures, schedule appointments, deposit money, listen to music, and keep up with social media. While cell phones have many positive aspects, there is a time and place for their use. Using a cell phone improperly at your job site can pose dangers to you and your coworkers. This course covers these dangers as well as best practices associated with cell phone use.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the dangers of improper cell phone use
  • Describe common techniques for avoiding distraction
  • Identify best practices for cell phone use
  • Describe proper text message etiquette

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What is wrong with being distracted while at work?
Inattention and distraction can lead to property damage, personal injury, or even injury to other nearby workers.

How can I avoid being distracted by my cell phone at work?
Store your cell phone in a location far away, or disable cellular service while you work.

What if I'm driving but stopped? Can I answer a call then?
Best practice is to pull off to the side of the road and stop before answering a call.

If I'm not driving, what's wrong with texting? For example, can I text while I'm in a meeting?
Texting while in a meeting may be safe, but it can be viewed as inconsiderate by other attendees.

Are there any tips for texting on a company phone?
Know that anything written or sent using a company phone can be tracked and/or recorded.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Using a cell phone while working could endanger you and those working around you. Cell phone use distracts the user from the task at hand and causes them to be less attentive to their job. Their phone use can also distract nearby workers. Inattention and distraction can lead to property damage, personal injury, or even injury to nearby workers. Damage and injury can be avoided by following the best practices discussed in the following sections.

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