In life there are things that just can’t wait. And if we wait… accidents happen. However, when it comes to workplace safety, things are often put off for one reason or another, and sometimes accidents happen. But are they really accidents if we can prevent them?
In reality, safety can’t wait; although, we have control over whether or not we choose to address a safety issue. We control whether our companies will become the next OHSA or regulatory statistic. That’s where response times matter most. When an issue is identified, how long does it take to put the remedy into place?
Following through on workplace safety
Based on our customer surveys, many safety issues can be easily and quickly remedied. A simple safety gate or crossover can eliminate a safety hazard and the risk of a worker becoming injured. The surveys point out that receiving these small, but significant safety products is one of the reasons they come to SafeRack.
For example, something as simple as a “Stop – Employees Working” sign can have a significant impact on reducing risk of an accident. That was the reason a major carrier turned to SafeRack.
“I needed the derail and sign ASAP and went with SafeRack. Their derail was easy to install, reasonably priced, and well made. Now my employees have additional safeguards, and our transload is Federal Railroad Association (FRA) compliant.”
For Lynn Lehman of Energy Solutions timely delivery of a customized work platform produced benefits beyond safety. “Our RollaStep doesn’t take up much room and makes the operator’s line of sight a lot better. It also had a positive effect on the efficiency of my operation.”
Consider crossover stairs and platforms. They’re literally a life-saver for workers who require access to difficult to reach areas. But they’re only as good as your supplier’s ability to get them to you quickly and your ability to easily install them. Jerry Hilgendorf of Nustar Logistics told us, “We have several ErectaSteps already onsite. The quality and ease of assembly are two benefits. We also like having load data with the installation — fabricated systems typically do not have this.”
We live in an on-demand society, which is great for fast food and movie downloads. Shouldn’t safety hold the same priority? We think so.