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Safety On The Job

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It is important for industry as a whole to understand that safety is the shared responsibility of management and workers. In a recent “Recycling Today” article, we found some guidelines that all workers can take into account to ensure their safety:

  • PPE (personal protective equipment, such as high visibility clothing, hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, and protective shoes) should be worn at all times.
  • Lockout/tagout procedures should be followed …always.
  • Housekeeping should be used to control hazards.
  • Employees should be observed regularly to make certain they are working in compliance with the facility’s safety rules to reduce the likelihood of accident or injury.
These safety procedures should be not only encouraged, but expected and demanded! The tragedy of personal injury or death aside, accidents are expensive. Companies that have poor safety ratings are charged extremely high insurance and workers compensation rates. In our struggling economy, this means even smaller profit margins.It is essential that our employees are given ample training, tools, and resources to keep them vigilant and knowledgeable where safety is concerned, and to know that irresponsible actions will not be tolerated. The actions of one bad apple can affect the safety of many, so it’s important as a team to hold one another accountable.

Efforts must be focused on making operations as safe as possible by encouraging awareness, providing safety training, and staying compliant with the regulations in our company safety rules and policies. Because … safety benefits everyone!

-Your friends at Safeway Industrial

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