As a safety community, let’s all bring awareness to Locator Safety Awareness Week, as we take the opportunity to address the need to keep all locators safe on the job.
Locator Safety & Appreciation Week (LSAW) provides an opportunity for the industry to thank our boots-on-the-ground heroes and let them know their contributions to safe worksites and communities are valued.
Locators encounter safety hazards on a daily basis while they are doing their job to keep workers and the community safe from excavation hazards. Here are the top 10 locator safety hazards:
Companies of any size, in any industry, can participate in Locator Safety & Appreciation Week. We have put together a great list of ideas of how your team, your organization, your safety department or your company can promote the hazards related to utility locating.
Your Locator Safety & Appreciation Week Campaign does not have to cost a lot of money! Here are some great ways to participate to make it meaningful for your workforce:
To take your excavation safety awareness to the next level, check out the Excavation Safety Guide & Directory. This guide is the industry’s best source for articles on safe digging, written by industry professionals. In the field, the guide offers immediate access to a directory of helpful resources and information on safe excavation practices.
Put useful and life-saving information in the hands of those who are involved in the excavation process at your next meeting or event. Make sure the ground disturbers you work with are getting your message.
Did you know? Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines, which can lead to service disruptions, serious injuries and costly repairs.
When planning your Locator Safety & Appreciation Week campaign, consider these shocking statistics:
Awareness campaigns, like Locator Safety & Appreciation Week, offer a great opportunity to safety management, business owners and supervisors to highlight the importance and commitment the organization has to worker safety. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money or resources to participate. At minimum, consider an email from management to the staff, a brief safety meeting or a sign on the central bulletin board.
If your organization does not yet have a safety meeting program in place, Locator Safety & Appreciation Week would be a great time to let your employees understand the organization’s commitment to safety by starting a regular safety meeting schedule. (Starting with excavation safety, of course!)
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