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    National Safety Month Tips – Workplace Safety Starts with Commitment and the Right Equipment.

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Jun 11, 2024 10:30:00 AM

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    National Safety Month Tips – Workplace Safety Starts with Commitment and the Right Equipment

    Keeping our employees safe is a primary objective here at Austin Hardware, as we expect it to be with many companies. In recognition of June as National Safety Month, we will share some educational content to help you keep your employees safe.

    Safety in the workplace starts with a commitment. That commitment must come from both leadership (management) and employees. Management should demonstrate its commitment to safety through its actions, allocating resources to safety training and equipment and encouraging employees to report potential safety issues without fear of reprisal.

    Subsequently, employees need to show commitment through involvement. This includes forming committees to identify safety issues, volunteering for training, and helping to develop solutions.

    Emergency preparedness requires planning, training, and practice. Companies need to identify potential risks, invest in training, create a communication plan, and practice their plan through regular drills such as fire drills.


    Essential Products to Help Your Employees Stay Safe on the Job

    Equipment is a major part of a management team’s commitment to providing a safe working environment for employees. Here is a partial list of common items needed for a safe manufacturing environment.

    • - Anti-Slip Tape: Commercial grade, high-grit safety tapes for high traction that meet Prop 65, ADA, and OSHA standards.
    • - Back-Up Alarms: To notify passersby when a vehicle is moving in reverse.
    • - Conspicuity Tapes: Reflective conspicuity tapes for better nighttime visibility of your vehicle.
    • - Emergency Reflector Kits: To keep your drivers safe in the event of a vehicle breakdown.
    • - Fatigue-Reducing Floor Mat: A fatigue–reducing floor mat can relieve pressure on the knees and backs of your employees who stand for extended periods.
    • - Fire Extinguishers
    • - Safety Clothing: Gloves, hard hats, safety glasses, earplugs, and more to protect the personal safety of your employees.
    • - Ventilators: To condition the air and keep air quality safe in vehicles for drivers in every condition.

    Our Paint Shop Catalog contains many of our Safety products and a full line of MRO consumables.

    Learn more about our selection of MRO consumables and safety products here.


    Innovative Solutions That Improve Safety and Enhance Products for Your Customers

    Safety starts in the workplace, but for manufacturers, it should also extend to the products they provide. Manufacturers can improve customer safety and enhance their products by incorporating critical safety features.

    In addition to our standard line of MRO Safety products mentioned previously, we further our commitment through our line of Austin-engineered products that offer safety features for your customers.


    Those include:

    National CPR and AED Awareness Week

    No matter your work environment, every company bears the burden of an employee potentially experiencing a personal health crisis. The first week of June is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. When an emergency arises, knowing CPR and how to use an AED can save lives.

    View this survivor video shared by the NSC.


    Here is additional information about NSC First Aid Training.

    Whether protecting employees through commitment, training, and resources, providing safer products for customers, or being prepared for the unexpected, safety should be a top-of-mind priority for every business. To learn more about National Safety Month, click HERE.


    Topics: Austin Engineered Solutions™, inventory management, Essential EMT, Safe Assist