G&K Raises Workplace Safety Awareness
Even the most safety-conscious employees can benefit from reminders about daily risks. During National Safety Month, G&K Services is taking the opportunity to educate businesses on standards and regulations to improve workplace safety, according to a news release. The company offers the following six Q&As to help businesses review precautionary procedures to reduce employee risk and ensure compliance.
- Does your staff have the appropriate safety accessories? Provide safety gear (hard hats, ear plugs, safety glasses and gloves), and make gear readily available to support compliance.
- Are dangerous areas clearly identified? Warning signs or floor mats with safety messages will prompt employees to take necessary precautions.
- Is a first-aid kit readily available? Adequate first-aid supplies, recommended by OSHA, should be readily available to treat potential workplace injuries, comply with ANSI standards, and frequently restocked.
- Are employees visible in low-light areas? Enhanced-visibility and high-visibility (ANSI-compliant) uniforms offer increased, critical visibility for employees who work in low-light or hazardous environments.
- Are electrical maintenance employees in flame-resistant or arc-rated apparel? Conduct a hazard risk assessment to determine the proper safety uniforms and other personal protective equipment (PPE).
“While workplace safety is always a high priority, National Safety Month provides a great opportunity to raise awareness of what it takes to prevent work-related injuries,” said Dave Euson, G&K’s vice president of marketing and sales. “We encourage businesses to conduct a safety review of their facilities and ask the right questions to reduce risks in several commonly overlooked areas.”
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