Summer is Road Construction Season!
By: Bob Schmidt
By: Bob Schmidt
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“Sometimes supervisors think that everything’s fine- nobody’s bringing any problems to them. The little slogan, ‘No problem is a problem’- if people aren’t bringing issues, then they are not engaged. There’s always something to talk about in terms of reducing risks, it’s part of the role the supervisor to encourage people to speak up.” Dr. Peter Strahlendorf.
Today is international Pay It Forward Day, and we want to do our part to help our community. Waymark Group has committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from all new rentals from our Site Solutions division starting today, through till October 1st, 2017
As a safety officer, I need to identify trends and come up with reasons why incidents happen, and more importantly how they can be prevented in the future. One of the things I noticed early on is a direct correlation between attitude and safety.
In regards to health and safety, due diligence means that the employer shall take all reasonable precautions, under the particular circumstances, to prevent injuries and accidents in the workplace.
To exercise due diligence, an employer must implement a plan to identify possible workplace hazards and carry out the appropriate corrective action to prevent accidents or injuries arising from these hazards.
At Waymark we like to promote “Think Safe Work Safe Home Safe”. But what does it really take to make that happen?
Happy New Year! As of the beginning of this year, you can all look forward to a monthly safety blog- by yours truly!
Safety, of course, plays a huge part in my life as Waymark’s Safety Officer. I’ve been lucky enough to hold this position for 5 years now and have learned a lot along the way. I will be sharing with all of you, all of the new knowledge as I receive it. Safety is an ongoing process and encompasses not only our working life but in our home life too.
Safety isn’t always as easy to understand as we would like, and is never simply black and white- there are a lot of grey areas. I will strive to make safety not only easier to understand for everyone, but I will try to have a little fun with it too!