http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2018/04/michigan_workers_killed_on_the_1.html

“As we continually demonstrate the importance of safety, Three Sixty Safety wants to remind everyone how critical training and continual training are for workplace safety.”

In this week’s posting, we are going to take a moment to remember all those who unfortunately lost their lives on the job in 2017.  There was a total of 38 deaths in Michigan in 2017 and falls were the leading cause with fifteen. “Nine of the workers were killed when they were struck by an object. Four of the fatalities in 2017 were a result of being caught between objects. Three died after suffering electric shock. Two were crushed. Five died for a mix of reasons, including drowning, asphyxiation and entanglement.”  Ranging from the age of 19-80, your heart goes out to the families who lost their loved ones.  This Saturday (4/28) is Workers Memorial Day and gives us a time to remember those who tragically lost their lives in 2017. 

While it may be difficult to prevent all injuries from happening, communication between supervisors and the people that work beneath them can drastically reduce the potential for more injuries in a facility.  When an injury happens at a facility, it is pivotal for the employees to be aware of what happened and how to avoid a similar injury.  Communication makes sure they do not use the same machine in a way that injured that previous person.

How can Three Sixty Safety help?

Three Sixty Safety offers a large variety of OSHA certified training to teach your workers the proper processes and to make them aware of the safety hazards they face on a daily basis.  In the manufacturing industry, there tends to be a decent amount of turnover and it is very important to have safety onboarding training for new employees.  Every organization owes it to their employees to protect them from major injuries.

If you want more details around how Three Sixty Safety can help with your safety program, please contact 586-778-9900 or jdmattes@threesixtysafety.com