I’m always excited when a new employee starts at Arbill. We plan in advance to welcome the employee and make sure he/she meets with key people and learns the ropes from our experienced staff. It’s also important that all new employees -- in every area of the company --understands from day one that we are a safety company. Nothing is more important than keeping workers safe.
Workplace injuries cost companies over $62 billion each year and cause significant physical and emotional pain for those injured and their families. By not providing the proper protection or not giving the proper instruction on how to care for or use safety equipment, you are leaving employees vulnerable to injury and your business open to a negative impact on your bottom line.
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing. It gives manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and take charge of the public image of manufacturing to ensure the ongoing prosperity of the industry. This year, Arbill is celebrating Manufacturing Day, and we will be hosting a free event on Friday, October 6th at our headquarters in Philadelphia.
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing. It gives manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and take charge of the public image of manufacturing to ensure the ongoing prosperity of the industry. This year, Arbill is celebrating Manufacturing Day, and we will be hosting a free event on Friday, October 7th at our headquarters in Philadelphia.
Since our founding in 1945, Arbill has been and continues to be a leader in workplace safety. As the leading provider of safety services, safety technology and safety products, Arbill is literally saving lives every day at industrial worksites throughout the United States.
At the end of each fiscal year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a list of the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations. These violations are reported following inspections of workplaces.
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.