As we start a new year with fresh goals and initiatives created to drive our organizations forward, consider making this the year of keeping workers safe and elevating a culture of safety.
As families come together this Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a moment to share some reasons to be thankful and celebrate this American holiday. Before I do, however, I want to remind our readers to stay safe when celebrating this week.
Just yesterday, our employees lined up for flu shots at our headquarters in Philadelphia. Most of our employees took advantage of the preventative medicine that we provided for them through a health agency and administered by a registered nurse.
Our Safety Advisors are asked every day to help employers prevent the most common workplace injuries. Many employers do everything they can to protect their workers. Unfortunately, many employers do not. And often, the decisions by employers to not protect their workers lead to needless and sometimes tragic injuries… and even loss of life.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a statement from Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on fatal occupational injuries in 2014. The rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013.
Each June, the National Safety Council celebrates National Safety Month and focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. And each June, Arbill employees embrace National Safety Month with a special focus on safety.