"Workers' Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers." OSHA
I urge you to use Worker's Memorial Day, an annual international event, as an opportunity to improve:
1. Safety in Your Operations:
- Review your business operations and safety procedures.
- Provide training to your employees and co-workers.
- Recommit to total safety in your business.
- What can you do to make it safer for builders to handle, install, and use your products?
- Redesign it to be safer.
- Improve installation instructions.
- Provide more effective warnings on labels?
- Provide better training to installers?
- Incorporate safety messages into your advertising.
- Dedicate part of your website to safety awareness.
- Provide superintendents with resources for job site training programs.
- Send your crews out into the field as ambassadors for training.
- Submit safety-related stories to the media.
- Organize safety-training programs at your distributor's warehouses.
- Create safety posters for job trailers or site signage.
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