Safety standards are at the core of any organization — be it a factory or a fast food restaurant. Such standards are important because workers need and in fact have the right to work in a safe environment, says a representative from New Jersey-based manufacturing company US Standard Products.
Enforcing workplace safety standards starts with giving those entering the workforce a firm understanding of what safety standards are in place. This information should be supplied freely and repeated as often as possible through safety drills and workshops. Although accidents do happen, says US Standard, some happen because of the actions of an individual.
No matter what job you’ve worked, you’ve likely gone through a health and safety regiment that outlines best practices. We have come a long way from practices during the Industrial Revolution, and at times, we may even take the safety protocols that are in place today for granted. Despite everything we know about health and safety, there is always room for standards to improve and evolve year after year as they have throughout the past two and a half centuries. To go through a brief history of health and safety and how it has evolved in what it is today, we spoke to industry leaders, US Standard Products.
It is important for an employer to create a safe and healthy physical work environment, and for leaders to go beyond their legal obligations to ensure workplace safety. When an employer or their worker is sick or injured at work, it is difficult for both parties, and can be easily avoided with a few important preventative steps. To go over how workplace safety can be ensured by employers, we spoke to US Standard Products to go over everything you need to know.
No matter what industry you are in, chances are you use safety equipment in the workplace. Whether it is protective gloves, ear plugs or steel toed shoes, it is easy to forget how far we have come. Safety equipment is used to reduce employee exposure to hazards, which can be anything from wet floors to falling debris. To go over everything you need to know about the purpose of safety equipment and how far we have come in health and safety, we spoke to industry leaders, US Standard Products.
Personal protective equipment is a necessity in many industrial fields. Commonly known as PPE, personal protective equipment is worn in order to minimize a person’s exposure to serious workplace illnesses and injuries. Chemical, radiological, electrical, mechanical, and physical hazards are examples where personal protective equipment is needed. This equipment could include full body suits, vests, coveralls, respirators, hard hats, earplugs, safety shoes and glasses, and gloves.
Flu season! Are there any other two words in the English language that cause such a negative reaction? We think not. But you can minimize the impact of flu season on your employees and clients this year with a few simple steps.
With the rise of online sales and internet marketing, making your business stand out from the crowd is more difficult than ever. Whether you own a small café or restaurant, work in the hotel or hospitality industry, or provide creative services to clients and customers; one thing remains the same — the importance of consistent, high-quality customer service to ensure your clients return.
In the hospitality and food service industries, ensuring quality control is essential to achieving good customer service and repeat client business. Hospitality work forces that achieve excellence have something in common — they strive for the consistent delivery of products and guest services that meet or exceed industry standards and client expectations.
Schools prepare students for the workforce. One area that schools could do more to prepare students is workplace safety, says US Standard Products, a leading provider of workplace products based out of New Jersey. Although schools do offer some form of general training on workplace safety, more could be done to give detailed training on what workplace safety means and includes. Such training would cover a cross-section of industries and workplace safety cultures. To contribute to this conversation, here are some tips that US Standard Products developed on what schools should teach students about workplace safety.
Every organization can benefit from a better safety culture. Aside from all the rules and regulations formulated to protect workers, how workers implement such rules matters more. This “how” is referred to as a safety culture. Safety cultures may not be written in paper, but they matter, perhaps even more than the actual written policies, says US Standard Products, a leading provider of workplace products. So, how can an organization implement safer policies? By deepening its safety culture in the following ways: