SAFETY

OUR SUCCESS
IS NO ACCIDENT

For most companies, safety means compliance. Fill out the right forms, post a bunch of signs and send out a safety standdown every time someone gets a paper cut. While this approach appears aggressive, it can make safety as forgettable as the wallpaper.

 

Here at Edko, Safety isn’t an agenda; it’s just how we do business. It means that employees are provided with the tools and equipment necessary to do their job effectively, that they are trained to do their job efficiently, and at the end of the day, our people go home in one piece. That’s it.
 
We’re not saying that we’ve figured out how to conduct business and never had an accident. We look at every accident as a learning experience and an opportunity to improve how we function as an organization. If an employee has an accident, we are just as much at fault as the employee, and we use it as a chance to reevaluate our quality of communication and overall culture.
 
Below you’ll find safety topics that we have covered throughout the year with our team. Feel free to browse through them and utilize them for your organization’s safety program.

A "bridge may ice in cold weather" sign with ice forming on it.

WINTER ROAD RULES


Bad weather affects all roads. Our interstate system is a marvelous example of modern engineering, but no matter how good the road is, it is dangerous when there is sleet, snow or ice on the roadway.

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A herbicide label reading Caution.

FOLLOW THE LABEL


If a herbicide was released today, that means that its development began about ten years ago. Over the course of those ten years the herbicide was run through countless tests by the manufacture and the EPA.

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Tools in disarray.

HOUSEKEEPING


Most of you probably have house cleaning responsibilities at home. For some of you, it’s a regular weekly chore. Whatever the case may be, you’ll agree that good housekeeping practices are important at home.

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Someone using a phone and driving.

GET OFF THE PHONE!


We recognize that the use of a cell phone and other similar hand held devices can allow employees to be more available and productive no matter their physical location.

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Safety goggles on a work table.

EYE PROTECTION


Each year more than 2.5 million eye injuries occur and 50,000 people permanently lose part or all of their vision. Ninety percent (90%) of all eye injuries can be prevented by using protective eyewear. Once you have lost an eye or your ability to see, it’s too late.

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school bus

BACK TO SCHOOL


Kids are back in school. Like any of us returning from time off, we may be back at work physically, but mentally we are still on break.

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WET ROAD CONDITIONS


Leave Added Room between your vehicle and the one in front of you. Safety experts recommend a two-to-three-second lag

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Heat Safety

THE HEAT IS ON


The human body maintains a fairly constant internal temperature. When we become overheated, several reactions take place.

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OffRoad

OFF THE ROAD AGAIN


Our work takes us through a large variety of road conditions. From sandy soil, to muddy dirt roads full of ruts to rocky hills, it’s very rare that our work happens on a paved road.

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Passenger

REDEFINING “PASSENGER”


Driving is a task. To drive effectively, you have to be fully engaged and after many hours of driving, it can be mentally taxing. Whenever the opportunity comes up for someone else to drive, we are usually happy to take it.

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HOW TO BACK THAT THANG UP


Have you ever walked through a high traffic area, like a shopping mall or street intersection, backwards? Neither have I. So, why not?

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