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.
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.
During a recent customer visit, one of our skilled Arbill trainers encountered a number of potential hazards while touring a warehouse.
When you dedicate yourself to protecting workers and saving lives, you are rewarded each day with knowing that the people you protect get to go home at the end of the day to be with their family. We envision a future in which every worker makes it home safely, every day. Working together, we WILL reduce injuries in the workplace. This is our Mission. This is what we believe.
Each week I use this space to share thoughts on safety. Sometimes I focus on new regulations. Other times I’ll specifically write about protecting hands or feet or eyes… and the importance of protecting our workers.
Most organizations want to keep their employees safe. However, there are a lot of companies that don’t fully appreciate the total value in workers safety… or realize all of the potential costs associated with cutting corners on safety training and Proper Protective Equipment (PPE).
Winter weather brings a whole new set of challenges for staying safe. And as the largest storm of 2015 pounds the Northeast with record breaking snowfall in some areas, I’d like to pass along some outstanding reminders of winter safety that was recently published by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Protecting your workers has a huge impact on your bottom line. By not protecting workers, you are leaving them vulnerable to injury. Injuries cost millions of dollars in medical costs, worker’s compensation and loss of productivity.