... That Accident Will Find Its Way In - 01/08/2018

Safety E-QuickTips

U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.

Monday, January 8, 2018

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Safety E-QuickTips is a weekly email designed to help Employers and Employees start their week with a short thought about safety in the workplace.

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... That Accident Will Find Its Way In

Have you ever noticed that just when things are going well, all of a sudden – BAM – you get blindsided by the unexpected?

That’s exactly what happened to us last week.

Coming off a great holiday season we came into this year ready to make things happen.

Tuesday began like any other first workday of the new year, but then in the afternoon we found that our credit card payment service was down and not accepting any credit card orders. Since we provide our services online that meant our clients couldn’t complete their orders.

This was something that hadn’t ever happened before, but lucky for us and our clients, this only lasted a little more than an hour.

Then there was Wednesday.

Again, the day started off like any other when, just before noon, we found that our online safety program system was not able to produce safety programs. This time we weren’t so lucky.

It just so happened that one of our third party providers had updated their program and the update . . . well, it kind of messed with the generation of the safety programs.

Although it was a very little glitch in the system, it took nearly 36 hours to determine how to fix the problem. During this time our writers had to manually generate programs and email copies to clients who needed them.

It was not the end of the world, but for a company that provides services online – it felt pretty close.

The week did end on a high note with everything up and running as usual.

So what does this have to do with workplace safety?

Workplace safety can be a lot like a glitch in a computer system. With little notice it strikes, potentially wreaking havoc on everyone involved.

The key to a safe workplace is a lot like preventing a glitch in a computer system. You need to constantly be on the lookout for hazards in the workplace, even if you have gone that last 1, 2 or even 3+ years without a serious accident. If you don’t, that accident will find its way in.

Since we are all human, accidents and computer glitches will always be a part of business no matter how hard we work to eliminate them. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t always do everything we can to try.

Do your part today and in the workdays to come to prevent accidents in the workplace.

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Thanks for Reading and Please - Work Safe This Week!

Contact Information

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U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.
Phone: 1-888-475-5353
Fax: 1-888-925-5353
Website: www.uscompliancesystems.com
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Receive Safety E-Quick Tips First Thing Monday Morning 4:30 EST

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If you have just received your first Safety E-QuickTip or just want to take a look at past issues, check out our Safety E-QuickTips Archive Page on our website.

If you know of someone or a company that might benefit from receiving Safety E-QuickTips, please take a moment to share this with them so they can sign-up today.

Thanks for Reading and Please - Work Safe This Week!

Contact Information

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.
Phone: 1-888-475-5353
Fax: 1-888-925-5353
Website: www.uscompliancesystems.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Receive Safety E-Quick Tips First Thing Monday Morning 4:30 EST

Quick Links...
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Customized Online Safety Programs
Online 1 Hour Safety Training
Workplace Safety Posters