As soon as a subject like health and safety becomes boring or begins to sound like work, you’ve lost your audience. It is one of the toughest challenges for industry professionals, Safety Advisors and health and safety organizations around the world.
It’s one of the reasons organizations like NAOSH (North American Occupational Safety and Health Week) and SafetyDriven – TSCBC work so hard at finding new ways to help you engage your employees and spread the word about the importance of Health and Safety in new and exciting ways.
SafetyDriven – TSCBC and Kool Pak Canada worked together to engage employees, drive home important lessons about health and safety and have a little fun along the way.
NAOSH Week was held from May 6-12 across North America. Kool Pak Canada (A.K.A. Polar Express Transportation) celebrated NAOSH week with great enthusiasm. All of the company’s employees took part in the celebrations.
The company started off the week by handing out stars to employees using proper safety measures. Before long, the warehouse staff started paying more attention to visitors by making sure that they were wearing steel toe shoes and a vest when on the premises.
The main office staff began pointing out to the drivers coming through the warehouse the need to put on their safety equipment.
A member of the Safety Committee demonstrated how to use 3-point contact. The forklift operators demonstrated how they use their horn, look back while backing up and give each other extra space when there are two forklifts running together.
One of the warehouse personnel demonstrated how he uses his legs … and not his back … to lift a box from the floor. A barbeque/training day helped to make sure everyone had a chance to enjoy themselves as well.
The event even turned into a bit of a teachable moment about food and health. During the barbeque, everybody decided to eat the burgers in a healthy way. Buns, and pasta salad were eliminated and by using greens alongside the burger, everybody was able to enjoy a healthier tasty meal.
At the end of the week, winners were picked and awarded prizes for being extra safe and healthy.
Jimmy Sandhu, Safety Advisor who worked with Kool Pak says “The idea of carrying out fun health and safety activities during NAOSH Week was something the company got very excited about. They planned all the activities with the intention to making safety and wellness fun for all the employees. It looks like they had a lot of fun promoting safety. I can’t wait to see what they do next year! “
SafetyDriven – TSCBC would like to thank the management and staff from Kool Pak Canada (A.K.A. Polar Express Transportation) of Langley, BC, for sharing the fantastic ways in which they were able to teach, learn, share and have fun while demonstrating and embracing health and safety as core values of the company.
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