June is National Safety Month and workplace safety is no accident. In fact, occupational accidents and injuries affect every industry and can majorly impact an employer’s bottom line. Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and Illness. However, workplace accidents can be substantially reduced with a solid safety program incorporating personal protective equipment (PPE). This June, we encourage you to learn more about why safety matters for all industries. Each week during National Safety Month, AMMEX will share valuable industry-specific topics, tips, and trends that you can reshare or send directly so you are a Safety Expert for your clients #SafetyMatters.
Safety Matters for All Industries
- Week 1: Safety Month Launch
- Week 2: JanSan Industry
- Week 3: Automotive Industry
- Week 4: Food Service Industry
- Week 5: Medical and Dental Industry
Why Safety Matters for All Industries
Workplace safety affects all industries – whether it’s food safety in the food service industry, chemical safety in janitorial and sanitation, or protection against biological agents in the medical and dental industry – whatever the case workplace safety matters to every industry. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workplace injuries reached 3.0 million in 2014 and occurred across all occupations. Workplace injuries can significantly impact an employer’s bottom line.
“Creating a safe workplace is becoming increasingly important to business success.”
Employers that invest in workplace safety can expect to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. This will result in cost savings in a variety of areas, such as lowering workers’ compensation costs and medical expenses, avoiding OSHA penalties, and reducing costs to train replacement employees and conduct accident investigations. In addition, employers often find that changes made to improve workplace safety and health can result in significant improvements to their organization’s productivity and financial performance.
“Because much work is done with the hands, gloves are essential for workplace safety programs.”
Fatalities and injuries can be substantially reduced with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Any form of PPE that acts as a barrier between the skin and the agent of exposure can be considered skin protection. Gloves are an essential tool in protecting workers. Some examples of gloves commonly used as PPE include leather work gloves and disposable gloves such as nitrile, latex, vinyl or poly. Many different gloves are used for protection, generally against biological agents, chemical agents, and mechanical trauma. Other than gloves, protection worn for the purpose of protecting the skin is considered personal protection equipment such as face masks, poly sleeves, aprons, and hair nets.
National Safety Month is a great time for employers to evaluate workplace safety programs and safety equipment. The benefits of a workplace safety program can directly affect the company’s bottom line, reducing costs and improving productivity. AMMEX disposable gloves are sold by AMMEX distributors and trusted by the most prominent end users across a variety of industries. Contact us today to become a distributor and supply your customers with superior quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products.