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.
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:
Everyone wants to work in a great workplace. Gender inequality is the dark cloud that often shadows such aspirations. Questions always linger — “Is everyone getting fair treatment? Are we all getting rewarded equally for our effort?” While it is impossible to fix all the problems in the world, you can do your little bit by making your business gender friendly, says US Standard Products, a leading supplier of workplace products and a major supporter of workplace gender parity. You can do so by following these tips:
The use of proper protective equipment (PPEs) is crucial to ensuring workplace safety in a variety of sectors. While modern medicine and even a well-stocked first aid kit can help manage a number of workplace injuries, it’s always best to employ appropriate prevention measure to reduce the risk of injuries occurring in the first place. Pictograms serve valuable functions, for example by alerting to the presence of dangerous materials and emergency exits. But personal protective equipment is a prevention measure that should never be overlooked.
With a degree completed and a diploma in hand, reality often sets in for new grads as they begin their career search. Some are focused, targeting industries or locations, but many people are faced with an additional challenge. How do you job search when you aren’t sure what you want?
Or what if you decide mid-life that it’s time for a change?