June is National Safety Awareness Month. A month when employees and employers refocus their efforts and commitments on keeping their workspaces safe and free from accidents. The University of Houston Facilities Construction/Management has partnered with the National Safety Council to observe this month and participate in its initiatives.
This year the focus is on the following topics:
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Workplace Impairment
- Injury Prevention
- Slip, Trip, and Fall
These topics constitute some of the significant causes of job-related injuries and deaths, so our goal this year is to provide as much information to our team regarding these topics.
The Facilities Construction/Management department has recommitted itself to ensuring that safe working conditions are established and maintained within the department. This commitment can be seen through the Facilities Construction/Managements’ safety training program.
The Facilities Construction/Management department completed its strategic training initiative earlier this year, and safety training was a vital component of that review. The safety training program was codified, presented, and approved.
The program will consist of OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 General Industry and Construction as the foundation. CPR-First Aid-AED Training, Departmental specific safety training certifications, EHLS mandatory safety training, and a robust online safety training tool to support day-to-day operations.
This comprehensive approach will create greater safety awareness among our staff, foster a safety culture, and provide improved productivity for our department. So, as we celebrate National Safety Awareness Month, let us recommit and embrace safety as a part of our culture and work to ensure that we “leave works the way we came.”