Arbill had the privilege of attending and presenting at the 2014 Summit & Salute Conference in New Orleans, LA last week. The conference was an exceptional networking opportunity for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) with corporations, government entities and other WBEs.
Just over a month ago, a maintenance worker fell to his death from a cell tower in Texas. The next day, a cell phone tower collapsed in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Minutes later a second tower at the same site also fell. The collapse of these two towers resulted in the deaths of two workers and a firefighter responding to the scene, and sent two other employees to the hospital with serious injuries.
Twice a year, Arbill employees prepare for Town Hall – a week-long series of meetings and presentations that focus on new safety products and services, company initiatives, sales territory reviews, marketing updates, guest speakers, after-hours events and more.
For some people, be it at work or at home, safety is always on our mind. We are constantly
aware of our surroundings. We tend to be more cautious about the way we dress (always ready for inclement weather), the way we walk, the way we drive, the way we think. We are cautious and prepared. We consciously think about safety and we embrace being safe.
As we begin 2014, we continue our focus on safety in the workplace and making the work year even more safe than 2013.
Fall protection is always on our minds, especially this time of year when there seems to be an increase in fall fatalities and citations.
When it comes to safety, most major companies are extremely conscious about creating the safest working environment possible. In order to achieve this work environment, most managers strive to be extremely thoughtful when it comes to both rule and policy reinforcement; this way, they’ll be able to protect the health and safety of all employees.