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Handex Reaches 600 Days Injury Free

Written by Maureen Davis | February 24, 2016

Handex Reaches 600 Days Injury Free

Handex is proud to announce that exactly one month ago, on January 24, 2016, we reached a huge milestone of 600 days without any worksite injuries. This accomplishment represents our commitment to health and safety while demonstrating our ability to maintain a culture of accountability.

Handex emphasizes safety as a core value on every worksite. Not only do we value the health and safety of our employees, we know that customers will benefit as well. Companies want to hire sub-contractors with a reputation for safety as any injury on their property can affect their incident rates, as well.

So What Does Handex Do Differently than Other Companies in Our Industry?

Our employees participate in frequently held safety meetings and worksite supervisors promote a sense of family to ensure all workers are looking out for one another. We really strive to make safety a tenet of our company culture. Not only are all Handex employees 40 hour HAZWOPER trained, they are fully trained in the Loss Prevention System (LPS), as well. LPS is a proactive behavioral based safety program designed to focus on leading indicators. Handex empowers each employee to be a safety specialist by encouraging hazard recognition and mitigation reporting. We also have zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol and perform random drug testing.

What Can Your Business Do to Promote Health and Safety?

Promoting health and safety at work is a sure way to reduce liabilities. At Handex, we invest everything into the health and safety of all our company personnel. Here are a few tips for promoting awareness throughout your company:

  • Empower your employees – Authorize all employees to exercise a Stop Work Authority if they feel it is unsafe for any reason.

  • Promote a culture of safety – Bring in safety experts to consult your staff and train employees on safe work practices. Make safety training a requirement of employment.

  • Involve employees in pre-job analysis – This will help them determine how to do the job safely based on previous work.

Thank You Handex Employees!

For over four decades, Handex has been dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our employees and clients. In fact, we are proud to say that we have one of the best safety cultures in the industry. Many accidents are preventable and it is possible to achieve zero harm or injury. A safe workplace promotes productivity, efficiency and high satisfaction among workers and clients alike.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Handex employees who have worked together to help us achieve this monumental objective and ask everyone to continue working toward another 600 days of accident-free work!

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Written by Maureen Davis
Maureen has over 20 years of experience in occupational and public safety and health in the environmental and construction industries. As health & safety manager, Maureen’s primary responsibility is to provide effective leadership focused on compliance with all Federal, State and local health and safety regulations. At Handex, she has been instrumental in the development and implementation of strategies, training programs and various ways to ensure compliance with best safety practices. She is truly passionate in fostering the safety of others whether at work, home or in the general public.

Topics: Health & Safety