At Minuteman Parking, we pride ourselves in making sure that all work areas are safe for our team members, our guests and our patients. Our November safety program is called Go Out And Look or GOAL.
Frank Estrada, founder of Safety 101, has this to say about workplace safety:
“In the workplace, Go Out And Look. If it doesn’t look right it’s probably not safe. Say something. Everyone has a responsibility for safety. Your chances of going home safely at the end of the day are better if you take your time. Plan your work, then work your plan. Before beginning your work day, talk about what safety measures will be implemented, and what resources are needed. All accidents can be prevented. No one should be ‘required’ to work in unsafe conditions. Shortcuts usually lead to disaster. Consider what hazards can be eliminated, then consider what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), is necessary to further protect your employees.”
We are asking for help from all of our team members to make sure possible safety hazards and unsafe work conditions are properly addressed and reported. Each manager will be responsible for reporting all known issues to the location’s engineering department.
What can be considered a Safety Hazard? Here are a few examples:
- Oil spills
- Water on the floor
- Burned out light bulbs
- Pot holes
- Broken pieces of sidewalk
- Parking lot obstructions, such as chains, closed gates or broken gate arms
With all of our team members helping us prevent unsafe work conditions, we will be able to improve the safety of our properties and limit the number of worker compensation claims.
So let’s all pitch in and make sure that are locations are safe for everyone.