Is There A Rule Against Mp3players?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about listening to MP3:

I drive a reach truck forklift. Is there a general rule out there to say I can’t listen to my MP 3 player in the workplace?

Signed, I Like Music

DearĀ I Like Music:

No, there is no general rule. The general rule, however, is that you are hired to do a job, not to listen to the radio. You might not like that rule. But that’s the way it is and your employer has the right and obligation to make reasonable rules that enable you to see and hear what is going on. I’m sure you don’t want someone driving on the highway while applying makeup, talking on their cell phones or texting.

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