June is a great month for many reasons but did you also know that June is National Safety Month? Observed annually, this month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. Started by the National Safety Council, National Safety Month was first developed to enhance the safety in the workplace. From there it has expanded to also cover safety at home, on the road, and personal health safety as well.
Here at American Wear, we encourage you to spread awareness this month and also make time for some safety training or in many cases, re-training. Reminding staff about safety in the office place will help encourage good behavior as well as guide them in case of any emergencies or safety issues. While many workers are given this information when they start off at a company, it never hurts to revisit this information so you can go over old safety tips as well as any new safety tips.
As a uniform company, we understand just how important it is for your workers and your customers to feel safe at your place of business. While a good uniform can make your employees look and feel great, increase brand recognition, and create a positive company image, they can also help promote safety in the workplace and here is how:
- Identification – uniforms help employees quickly and easily determine who’s a coworker and who’s a visitor. As an added bonus, it’s been shown that customers trust uniformed employees more than employees who don’t wear uniforms.
- Protection from the workplace environment – Perhaps the most important way uniforms promote safety. At American Wear, our uniforms are designed to protect you against the unique hazards of your job, whether it’s construction, electrical, or manufacturing.
- Cleanliness – Routinely laundered uniforms reduce the spread of harmful bacteria and risk of contamination.
- Visibility – Certain jobs can require you to stand out in difficult environments, and our uniforms can be customized with reflective or brightly colored materials to make sure your employees are visible.
All of these attributes help to keep your company and employees safe while keeping everyone looking professional. Give us a call today at 973.414.9200 to learn more about our uniforms and have a safe and happy safety month!