Synthetic turf may look like an easy profession, but it has its share of mishaps. You would be amazed by the injuries and accidents I have witnessed over the years due to the lack of understanding of safety in this profession. When your team or teams are established, it is important to create team safety meetings.
Team safety meetings are not only crucial to the company but in many states required by O.S.H.A.
Team safety meetings provide an opportunity for management to communicate to employees how they can do their jobs safer. Safety meetings allows employees an opportunity to speak about safety and health concerns or workplace improvement ideas to their co-workers, supervisors, and upper management. Unsafe acts account for 90 percent of all accidents. Safety meetings teach preventative measures against unsafe acts by educating employees on how they can do their job safely. I recommend creating a safety manual that will discuss safety concerns for each component that goes into your installations. For example, Dealing with sharp blades – Hand protection, Blade Container.
Team Safety Meetings allow employees to have a better understanding of turf safety prior to starting any project. Safety meetings can happen during the project as well. When a supervisor witnesses a violation of safety, it is advantageous to have a safety meeting to address the issue at hand immediately. “No pun intended”.