In 2014, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. The numbers don’t lie – if you or your co-workers are not prepared, without a doubt; heat can kill or cause serious injuries.
Before moving to the second half of our 2-part series this week, let’s review some of the safety secrets discussed previously. In our first blog, we covered how you can influence your employees to develop and maintain a safe work environment, in addition to applied safety measures you can take to effectively reduce the possibility of an accident occuring. We discussed the concepts of frequent safety training, making tool and equipment checks, incorporating safety into your personal behavior as a manager, locking up equipment, and monitoring electricity usage.
This week Arbill will be posting 2 blogs on safety secrets that your business should know. We have identified 9 total secrets that will help your business protect its employees. We will cover 5 of the 9 secrets in the first post and the balance in the second. If you don’t want to wait until the end of the week to read all 9 secrets, you can click here to download our white paper that includes all 9.
Take a look at this picture, and then think about what this man is doing wrong. Could it be that he’s grabbing the box with just his palms? Or that he’s not grabbing it from the bottom? Not necessarily. The real problem is the way he’s standing; he is putting a lot of unnecessary and risky strain on his back.
Do your workers feel they are safe on the job? Do they work without fear of getting hurt and the impact it would have on their family? Do they trust their employer to do everything possible to train and protect them so they can go home safely at the end of the day?
I’m often asked to speak at conferences and industry functions on the topic of safety and keeping workers safe. It’s a topic that my family has embraced with a passion for three generations, starting with my grandfather in 1945 when he saw the need to protect local workers with proper hand protection.
My grandfather’s vision grew to protect more workers with different forms of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and eventually training and education. Today, my sister, Robyn Zlotkin, and I own and operate a business that protects more than 360,000 workers a day.
As the leading supplier of safety training, programs and Personal Protective Equipment, Arbill Safety Experts are often asked about fatal injuries in the workplace. Maybe it is a morbid curiosity or perhaps people just want to be reminded that the absolute worst can and does happen on the job.
Of course, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports on injuries, fatalities, illnesses and more throughout the year, so this information is available and should be shared.
If you agree that keeping your employees safe is one of your biggest responsibilities, selecting a safety partner is going to be a close second. To assist you in selecting the right safety firm, this week we have been posting a series of questions you should ask when vetting a potential safety partner.
Previously we covered why it is important to work with a company who can provide a comprehensive safety solution, the benefits of working with a safety partner who manufacturers their own line of safety products, the ability of your safety supplier to deliver PPE when you need them and why it is essential that you select a safety firm who is more interested in helping you reduce incidents than in selling you “stuff.”
As we continue our 3-part series this week on questions to ask before selecting a safety partner, let’s start with a brief review of the 2 questions covered previously.
In our initial blog on this topic we covered the merits of working with a safety partner who provides a comprehensive safety solution, from safety programs, safety training as well as Personal Protective Equipment. The take away is you want to determine if your provider can offer a one stop for solution for all of your safety needs.
This week Arbill will be posting 3 blogs on the best practices to employ when selecting a safety partner. In all, we have identified 6 critical questions you should ask (and the answers you want to hear) before committing to a safety company. We will cover two of the 6 questions in each post. However, you don’t have to wait for the end of the week to get the full set of questions. You can click here to download a white paper that includes all 6 questions.
Protecting workers is always in fashion… and when you’ve been keeping workers safe for more than 70 years, you find that there are some basics that never go out of style. The basic approaches work because they are provide a sound foundation – simple and sometimes overlooked – but effective nonetheless.