Safety, Quality & Efficiency Improvement
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Train Workers to Use, Wear, Store and Dispose of PPE

Summit is committed to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces during these unprecedented times. The agency will be issuing a series of industry-specific alerts designed to keep workers safe. When working in the construction industry, the following tips can help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus: Encourage workers to stay home if they are sick. Allow workers to wear masks over their nose and mouth to prevent them from spreading the virus. Continue to use other normal control measures, including personal protective equipment (PPE), necessary to protect workers from other job hazards associated with [...]

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Train Workers to Use, Wear, Store and Dispose of PPE

COVID-19 Guidance for the Package Delivery Workforce

OSHA is committed to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces during these unprecedented times. The agency will be issuing a series of industry-specific alerts designed to keep workers safe. If you are in the package delivery industry, the following tips can help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus: Encourage workers to stay home if they are sick. Establish flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts) where feasible. Practice sensible social distancing and maintain six feet between co-workers where possible. Minimize interaction between drivers and customers by leaving deliveries at loading docks, doorsteps, or other locations [...]

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on COVID-19 Guidance for the Package Delivery Workforce

10 Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to COVID-19?

All workplaces can take the following infection prevention measures to protect workers: 1. Encourage workers to stay home if sick. 2. Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes. 3. Provide a place to wash hands or alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 % alcohol. 4. Limit worksite access to only essential workers, if possible. 5. Establish flexible worksites (e.g., telecommuting) and flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts), if feasible. 6. Discourage workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, or other work tools and equipment. 7. Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the work environment. [...]

By |April 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on 10 Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to COVID-19?

Print out and give this reminder card to your team to protect them from COVID19

The best strategy to reduce the risk of becoming ill with pandemic influenza is to avoid crowded settings and other situations that increase the risk of exposure to someone who may be infected. If you must be in a crowded setting, minimize your time there. Some basic hygiene and social distancing precautions that can be used in every workplace include the following: Stay home if you are sick. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or with a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes. Cover your [...]

By |April 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Print out and give this reminder card to your team to protect them from COVID19

9 Ways Your Manufacturing Company Can Go Green

What are you doing to protect our environment for our children and grandchildren? April brings us Earth Month, and in preparation, we are offering nine ways your company can help minimize its carbon footprint and improve the environment. Bonus: going green is also good for your bottom line. Go green and save some green! #1 – Conduct an energy audit. Many companies skip this step, but an audit will shine a bright light on where you may have inefficiencies that are wasting energy and money. Once you have a good idea of your energy consumption patterns, continue to monitor the [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on 9 Ways Your Manufacturing Company Can Go Green

Need Safety help, but just don’t have the time or money?…The Case for the Outsourced Safety Officer

According to OSHA, 5250 workers died on the job in 2018. According to the National Safety Council, in the United States, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. This equates to: 540 work injuries per hour 12,900 work injuries per day 90,400 work injuries per week 7 million work injuries per year So what are you doing to avoid having one of your workers becoming one of these statistics? Outsourcing key functions is a familiar concept in many business scenarios. Outsourcing allows companies to focus on their core competencies, leaving specialized functions to those with specific expertise. [...]

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In-House vs. Outsourced…The Case for the Contract Safety Officer

Outsourcing key functions is a familiar concept in many business scenarios. Outsourcing allows companies to focus on their core competencies, leaving specialized functions to those with specific expertise. We see it on college campuses, which concentrate on education while leaving food preparation to national chains. Car dealerships sell cars but often hire outsourced detailing services to wash and prep customers’ vehicles. Building managers hire janitorial contractors and security firms rather than custodians and security guards…the list goes on and on. While some outsourcing decisions are easy to make, others, particularly those that involve highly complex areas requiring a significant degree [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on In-House vs. Outsourced…The Case for the Contract Safety Officer