Safety Tip of the Month: Communication is Key!

A safe, efficient job starts with effective communication. Remember, effective safety communication is:

  • Interactive. It flows both ways. You speak about safety and you listen to employees’ concerns and suggestions.
  • Informative. It tells employees what they need to know to work safely under all conditions.
  • Positive. It focuses on the exchange of ideas and information to improve workplace safety and prevent accidents and illness.
  • Productive. It allows you to interact successfully with employees and spread your safety message to all who need to hear it.

Safety Training Recap

Potomac Testing’s Monthly Safety Meeting was held on August 15th, 2017. This meeting is a time for all our technicians to come together to discuss the latest safety issues affecting the industry and share job experiences that benefit the group. This continued education effort is just one of the ways we aim to provide the highest level of service to our clients.

This month we focused on the importance of Jobsite Surveys, both before and after the job has been completed. All too often, our technicians find themselves in a situation that requires immediate action and safety can sometimes become a secondary thought. By taking a few minutes to discuss the intricacies of the project, safety becomes the primary focus once more.

A few simple questions at the beginning of a job can prevent serious, long-lasting injuries:

  • Where are the exits?
  • Should an event occur, where should we meet off-site?
  • What are the potential hazards on this project that may not be currently present?

At the end of the day, everyone’s goal is to go home the same way they went to work— happy and healthy! By making safety your primary focus, you’ll never lose sight of that goal.