senior editor of Window & Door
Lots of companies in this country got a warning letter from OSHA
this week, nudging them to explore new ways to keep work-related
injuries at bay. About 14,000 companies, including many in the window
and door industry, received the notification that "workers in your establishment are being injured at a higher rate than in most other businesses in the country."
letter goes on to acknowledge that some companies may struggle with
implementing an effective workplace safety game plan and suggests
turning to experts for help. "You may wish to consider hiring an
outside safety and health consultant, talking with your insurance
carrier, or contacting your state’s workers’ compensation agency for
advice," the letter states.
How do you keep up with safety
regulations, and how do you make sure your workplace safety plan is
effective? There's probably no short answer, but please send me an email and give me the nutshell version. Did you receive the letter, and if you did, do you plan to make some internal changes?
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"Are You Celebrating Earth Day?"
Our poll results suggest there's very little enthusiasm at most window and door industry companies for this environmental occasion. Some companies do get into the spirit of the day, however, and maybe more of us should.