So, If You Didn't Score a Perfect 5 on My Quiz... - 06/25/2018

Safety E-QuickTips

U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.

Monday, June 25, 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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So, if You Didn't Score a Perfect 5 on My Quiz...

Let me ask you a question.When it comes to workplace safety issues do you and your company deal with them immediately when they arise or do you put them off?

Before you go answering that question I’d like you to take this 5-question quiz. Give yourself one point for every “yes” answer to the first part of the question.

  1. Has your company set up its safety program that establishes company safety policies and procedures – or will you get to it when you have the time to make sure everything is perfect?
  2. When you are faced with performing a job with unsafe equipment do you stop and make sure you get the equipment to do the work safely - or do you use the equipment for now and try to make sure that you have safe equipment for tomorrow?
  3. Do you listen when someone tells you are performing your work in an unsafe manner and then change the way you are doing it – or do you say “I’ve been doing it this way for the past X years and never had a problem” and continue on?
  4. Does your company perform regular workplace safety inspections and when hazards are found work to correct them immediately - or are the hazards recorded and you get to resolving them when there is time?
  5. When an employee is found working in violation of company safety procedures, are they written up and held accountable for their actions – or is it understood that they are all grownups and it’s their responsibility to work in a safe manner?

Well, if your company and employees received a 5 out of 5, I would like to be the first to congratulate you and your employees on a job well done.I would also love to hear how you accomplished it.Please give me a call at 1-888-475-5353 or email me at keith@uscompliancesystems.com.

For the rest of you who scored 4 or less – I would like to say the following.

I understand that implementing workplace safety policies and procedures can be a difficult task, that taking the time to stop work to get the equipment to complete a job safely can be a hassle, that having someone tell you how to do your job might be a little annoying, that performing workplace safety inspections and then taking the time to correct hazards can cut into productivity, and writing someone up for a safety violation may not seem like it is a part of your job description.

But that being said, I also need to say that putting safety off for any reason most likely will come back to haunt you and your company tomorrow.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard from an employer that they just had their first serious accident and that now they believe they need to get something going with a safety program. I’ve also had employees tell me that they’ve done their work the same way for years without issue, but this time it didn’t work out so well.

So, if you didn’t score a perfect 5 on my quiz, PLEASE take the time today to do everything necessary to help ensure a safe workplace for everyone at your 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