Everyday, all across America, someone gets hurt on the job because they weren’t thinking about safety; they were in a hurry, got tired or were complacent. Weekly—or worse yet—monthly safety meetings aren’t enough to keep your crews safe on the job EVERY single day. One of the best ways to control safety incidents is to have a workforce that is constantly aware of the dangers they face every day on the job.
In addition to their social costs, workplace injuries and illnesses have a major impact on an employer’s bottom line. It has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone. The costs of workplace injuries and illnesses include direct and indirect costs. Direct costs include workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, and costs for legal services. Examples of indirect costs include training replacement employees, accident investigation and implementation of corrective measures, lost productivity, repairs of damaged equipment and property, and costs associated with lower employee morale and absenteeism.
The Daily Safety Huddle™ is a valuable tool that enables supervisors to easily conduct engaging and effective safety meetings. Since 2008, the Daily Safety Huddle™ program has been used by many of the nation’s largest and most safety conscious industrial companies including U.S. Steel, ExxonMobil, Gerdau, General Mills and more. The Daily Safety Huddle™ can also help YOUR workers protect themselves on the job so they can return home to their families safe at the end of every day.
Safety Barricading This is a great example of a crew doing the safe thing: safety barricading. When using lifts for material handling, the workers at this home improvement store block off the work aisle. This is done so that shoppers cannot get close to them and their work. This way, a distracted shopper can’t walk into aRead More
Work sites can be very dangerous places. Always think safety. Proper procedures must be followed to ensure everyone’s safety. ALL employees at construction work sites must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as hearing protection, gloves, hard hats, safety boots, and eye protection. If you see a co-worker not wearing PPE, intervene and help themRead More
This is an example of practicing safety at all times. I noticed that this delivery truck had its wheels chocked. I asked the driver why he had the tires chocked when the truck was parked on perfectly level ground. He explained that it was company policy to set the chocks no matter what the inclineRead More
We most definitely want to continue utilizing your Safety Huddle. Our Supervisors begin each shift with the Safety Huddle message of the day, throughout the facility (office personnel & production personnel). These Safety Huddles have proven to be a big part of our daily safety meetings and brings good discussions to the table. I also think it has assisted us in reducing incidents and accidents in our facility.( Terri N., H&S Manager )