Hand protection has been of particular importance to my family long before I was born. My grandfather realized the importance of protecting the hands of local workers back in the 1940’s, and he started our company to meet that need.
It has been reported that deaths resulting from workplace violence have ranked among the top causes of occupational fatalities in American workplaces. Additionally, nearly 2 million workers are reported to be victims each year of some type of workplace violence.
At a neighbor’s barbecue recently, I met an older gentleman who talked about his recent retirement from a printing organization. He spent years running printing presses and maintaining large machines that pumped out millions of printed materials each week.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 3 storm on August 29, 2005. More than 1800 people lost their lives in the storm, and Katrina ultimately caused over $80 billion of damage. Several levees failed to contain rising waters from the storm in New Orleans, which experienced the worst of the devastation. Hurricane Katrina left much of the city under water with water approximately 12 feet high in some areas.
As we enter the dog days of summer and see record-setting temperatures throughout much of the United States, heat related injuries are very much on our minds for outdoor workers.
Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) shared an important but not untypical story last week about a Texas worker who was injured after he was denied safety equipment.
I was at an airport recently and watched a worker take a nasty spill on a floor that apparently was wet. It was painful to watch as the worker fell backwards and hit her head pretty hard.
At a recent conference, the leader of a growing business approached us at our exhibit and admitted they had safety issues. Admitting that safety in the workplace is not what it should be is the first step in recognizing the need for change. Seeking help is the second.