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September 4, 2019
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The Talk

By Laurie Cowin

Earlier this summer, I attended the Window & Door Manufacturers Association Technical & Manufacturing Conference in Minneapolis. Regina McMichael, president of the Learning Factory, opened the meetings with her general session, “Making the Safe Choice: Inspiring Your Team to do Great Things.”   

McMichael, whose interest in safety commenced in 1986 when her young husband fell nearly 26 feet off a roof to his death, challenged everyone to be a “safety superhero.” She says that regulations and laws don’t work if there’s no human connection to the people we’re trying to keep alive. “OSHA is about the law,” she said, “but safety is about humanity.” Everyone, she said, deserves to come home from work at the end of the day.  

Fall protection has topped OSHA’s top 10 most frequently cited standards for eight years running, and for good reason. Falls are the No. 1 cause of death in construction; 2017 alone saw 366 fatal falls. Although falls are a leading safety concern, safety encompasses so much more than proper fall protection education and equipment. 

Factory floors also present multiple hazards, and safety practices are paramount to ensure everyone goes home safely each day. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports higher-than-average incidences for workplace injuries in the fenestration industry. In 2016, the wood window and door manufacturing segment reported and 4.8 injuries or illnesses per 100 full-time workers, with the metal and door manufacturing segment reporting 5.2. Compare that to the total injury and illness rate of 3.6 for all manufacturing.  

Fortunately, fenestration companies aren’t naïve to the inherent risks associated with the industry, and many are taking active steps to ensure ultimate safety. Read more 





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