Handex Insights

What To Do During a Weather Related Watch or Warning

November 15, 2016 | Handex Communications Topics: Health & Safety

At Handex, the health and safety of all our employees are primary concerns. We have several Emergency Response Plans in place, but for this post, we will focus on our plan for hurricanes, strong storms, snow storms, tornadoes and other major storms. This plan follows the recommended action timeline ... Read More

Daylight Savings Safety Tips

November 7, 2016 | Handex Communications Topics: Health & Safety

On November 6, daylight savings time came to an end and we all set our clocks back one hour. While this means we all got an extra hour of sleep that night, it can also take a toll on our health as it disrupts our normal sleep patterns and puts a strain on our bodies. Read More

How Can You Avoid These Post-Hurricane Dangers?

October 18, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety, Storm Safety

Very few people enter the hospital during a major storm like Hurricane Matthew. After the storm, however, the floodgates tend to open. Many potentially fatal injuries can occur during the after effects of a hurricane. In fact, several deaths were reported in Volusia and Orange Counties as a result ... Read More

How Handex’s “Nobody Gets Hurt” Policy Works

October 13, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety

Handex is committed to conducting business in a manner that protects the health and safety of employees, as well as the environment, others involved in its operations, its customers, and the public. This commitment requires compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; facilities that are ... Read More

Best Practices of Leading Indicators

August 30, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety

If you are waiting for an incident to occur before making a change, it is already too late. Leading indicators are safety metrics that companies can use to recognize and abate hazards before they experience a loss. By measuring the possibility of an incident occurring, companies can take steps to ... Read More

Why Your Company Should Start Using Leading Indicators Today

August 25, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety

Historically speaking, past safety metrics were mostly considered when reacting to an event than preventing the event in the first place. However, this system was limited in it’s ability to achieve zero losses. Many organizations are now favoring what are are called “leading indicators” over ... Read More

3 Leading Indicators Your Organization Should Implement Today

August 9, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety

Our early safety metrics were mostly reactive rather than proactive. By this, I mean that we were correcting hazards after an incident had occurred. The problem with this system is that its effectiveness is limited in the prevention of all incidents. Truth is, we were so focused on preventing a ... Read More

Safety Checklist: Working with Compressed Air

June 24, 2016 | Augustine Ogbonnaya Topics: Health & Safety

Compressed air is not just ordinary air. It is a concentrated stream of high-pressurized air that can cause serious harm or injury. In cases where compressed air is blown in under the skin, an embolism can occur and lead to fatality. Read More

Handex's Quality Initiative Program

June 8, 2016 | Kathy Cortez Topics: Health & Safety, Quality

At Handex, we have a passion for quality. We constantly strive for continuous improvement so we can better serve our customers in every aspect of business. While a lot of companies say they have a passion for quality, we truly live it. As part of our Client Quality Initiative Program, we send out ... Read More

How to Safely Remove Storm Debris from Your Property

June 1, 2016 | Brian Bausback Topics: Health & Safety, Storm Safety

We have officially entered the 2016 hurricane season! This means it is time to refresh our memories and follow hurricane safety protocol. Read More