As a privately-held and award-winning safety products and services provider, it’s important that we don’t just talk the talk when it comes to keeping employees safe. We need to walk the walk by ensuring that not only the employees of those we serve make it home safe every day, but that our own Arbill employees are safe in the workplace.
As we start 2014, I’m proud to announce that Arbill is celebrating 1,000 days without a recorded injury. Though our company has experienced tremendous growth in the past three years, our focus on internal safety continues to reflect our external focus on safety for our clients. In doing so, we have provided our employees with a safe working environment where our staff has exceeded production and personal goals. We’ve achieved this through ongoing education efforts and by supplying our employees with the best personal protective equipment available. Additionally, we’ve created even greater awareness through a dedicated volunteer safety committee and additional signage, wall art and communications. In doing so, Arbill has created a culture of safety where every employee is accountable for safety. This focus has made us a safer organization.
What is a safe workplace environment?
A safe workplace environment is one in which the risks of workplace hazards, personal injury and property damage are low. Of course, this risk is not consistent across industries, nor is it consistent across employees in one organization. Different industries have higher levels of risk and within those industries, different types and levels of work incite higher risk than others.
What does workplace safety entail?
To safeguard workers in high-risk professions -- especially those that involve engineering, chemicals, fire, electricity and defense -- organizations must undergo thorough risk assessment with standardized safety inspections to determine the best personal protective equipment, safety training and best practices. This review by skilled professionals identifies areas where employees are at risk and outlines a blueprint for safety success that incorporates the right safety training with the right safety products needed.
It’s management’s responsibility to create and execute these programs. Employees recognize and appreciate the steps taken by their company to keep them safe. The company is also expected to issue insurance policies for its employees to help them compensate for losses that do occur and ensure financially stability.
Will your workers get home safe at the end of the day?
That’s Arbill’s mission: helping you achieve comprehensive workplace safety so each of your dedicated employees get home safe at the end of every shift.
Statistics tell us that serious workplace injuries are far too common. In 2010, over 4,500 American workers were killed on the job while millions more suffer serious non-fatal injuries. Out of the 10 most common injuries on the job, the majority are those random incidents that can happen to anyone and at any time. Not only is it the employer's responsibility to ensure a safe work environment, each employee also has a responsibility to themselves to take caution when on the job.
Training, diligence and proper safety equipment are instrumental elements to reducing workplace accidents and injuries but when it comes to bringing workers home safe, it is not enough. Education is what takes workplace safety to the next level. Arbill offers a wide range of free resources. From whitepapers to single page PDFs that cover a wide variety of safety topics.
On behalf of the entire Arbill staff, we wish you a SAFE, happy and healthy New Year!