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Prepare for summer projects
Early planning and involvement of staff is essential to ensure risks are controlled effectively.
Call your SFM Loss Prevention representative for more information on specific safety training or for assistance at (800) 937-1181 or (952) 838-4200.
Each June the National Safety Council encourages organizations to observe National Safety Month. Since injuries occur on and off the job, this year's campaign will focus on how safety is a 24/7 endeavor.
Themes each week:
You can find more information and materials regarding National Safety Month at nsc.org/nsm.
Get the help you need; call your LP rep
Your loss prevention representative can help with:
Schedules fill quickly. Contact your loss prevention representative soon to schedule a visit before the summer rush and risks.
Call (952) 838-4200 or email loss prevention.
Springtime often brings outdoor activities for students and teachers. Remind teachers that interacting with students is essential, but can be dangerous.
In a recent incident, a phy-ed teacher was participating in a friendly game of kickball with her fourth grade students on the playground. While teacher-student interaction is good, being overzealous resulted in a serious knee injury.
Remind teachers of the risk of injury when engaging in physical activities. Suggest they limit their participation to instructing the students. Encourage them to play with purpose and to not compete. The goal for the teacher is to instruct...not to win the game.
See you next fall
Take down your penguin posters and table tents. Replace them with 'Skip'—SFM's 'Stay on your feet' materials.
Advice from SFM's
How well your supervisors are prepared to handle these situations can bear heavily on your bottom-line expenses, directly and indirectly, and influence whether your work injury experience is better or worse than your competitors'.
This feature includes three pages you can photocopy and give to your supervisors to educate them about their role in managing work injuries. Read more...