“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”- Aristotle
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi
TIME CHANGE – It’s that time again folks. The biggest issue is the disruption to your sleep cycle which may cause you not to be as alert as you usually are. This is demonstrated by the increase in the number of accidents that occur on Monday after the time change. So plan according, get extra sleep Sunday if you. You should also have a huddle Monday morning with your staff to remind them to be aware and careful and put off any new projects or training as well. Don’t gamble with the the lives of your family and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, especially if you didn’t do it last time. With fresh batteries you know your alarms will work when needed and why wait for that annoying beep, in the middle of the night, to remind you? Be a hero. DO IT!
What’s wrong with having fun at work? Can’t work be productive and enjoyable whether on a NBA court or manufacturing plant? Read our story, RBMB – What’s Wrong With Having Fun?
COMPANIES BEHAVING BADLY is our regular bi-monthly feature, that is published on the 1st. & 3rd. Thursday of each month, and brings to you the latest on citations issued to companies violating compliance regulations, proposed fines and how they could have been prevented so don’t put employees at risk. We look at safety award winners, new safety gadgets and more! Read one of our reblog of Companies Behaving Badly – Leadership Lost. Please don’t hesitate to share these stories at your next safety tailgate/toolbox meeting. It is my hope, that one day I will run out of Companies Behaving Badly to write about but unfortunately that appears to be no worry at present. <— Sign up now and never miss an issue.
Sometimes this just Really Burns My Butt – How much weight can you lift? What is the maximum weight your forklift can lift? What happens when you try to lift too much? Yea, it happens to your forklift too. You should read – RBMB – Exceeding limitations –
Like what you see here? Has it been a while since your company had a Hazard Analysis Review? AIB or ASI score need to be improved? Fire code compliance? Need help?
Greatly reduce your dead time and follow some of these dead on tips.
– Avoid deadly duos. Like exposed wires in a wet environment which can cause electrocution. Chemical fumes in a poorly ventilated area can over come a worker before they know it, and cause grave injury or death. It can also create an explosion when ignited even with a small spark.
– Wear your PPE, NO Excuses. You are wearing those safety glasses, googles, bumper caps, helmets, ear-plugs, gloves, respirators and jump suits for a reason. To protect you.
– Don’t operate machinery that has had guards removed or emergency stops tampered with. Report it to your union rep or supervisor. If nothing is done, call OSHA. 1-800-321-6742 / 1-800-321-OSHA.
There is a reason this is our most read article. A warehouse manager’s worst nightmare and you should know about it.
The Secret Killer In Your Warehouse – An must read article for every one who works in a warehouse whether Manager, Supervisor or employee. The life you save could be your own.
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