Breathe Easy. Protect Yourself from Respirable Silica.
Though it’s inert in everyday contexts, crystalline silica is harmful to health when it is crushed, ground, drilled, or used in other industrial processes. During these processes, dust particles are produced, and some of the very fine particles are known as respirable crystalline silica (RCS).
Distracted Driving is an Expensive Risk
The average cost of a distracted driving accident is alarming. Numerous sources and statistics consider the total cost of a non-fatal injury accident to be approximately $65,000. What’s even more alarming is how quickly this average can elevate.
Refreshing Our Brand — the Story
Earlier this year, we unveiled our new logo. The modernized icon was only the beginning of a comprehensive brand refresh. We’re excited to officially launch our new tagline, messaging and imagery, which reinforces our organization’s vision.
The Changing Manufacturing Industry
Dramatic changes to technology, risk, and human capability have all shaped the current manufacturing landscape. Future generations of manufacturers could work with entirely different products and processes than those of their predecessors.
The Importance of a Distracted Driving Policy
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 391,000 people were injured in 2015 from motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts our attention from driving, including eating or drinking, talking or texting on a cell phone, or using a navigation system.
Hands-On Work is Making a Comeback
Over the past 50 years, there has been a sharp decline in the recognition and education of skilled trades. Now, as Baby Boomers begin to retire from the construction, manufacturing and engineering fields, 31 million positions will be open to vocational workers in the next two years. The problem? Skilled trades have been deemphasized for so long that younger generations do not consider this career path.
AUG 17, 2018
Dave Galbraith, AVP Risk Management