National Safety Month

National Safety Month

Rolled Metal Products & Safety in the Workplace   June is National Safety Month, and although safety is something we focus on year round, we’d like to share a few ways our service centers maintain their safety first initiatives. RMP-Midwest Working closely with the Alsip Fire Department. Fire Saftey training extends beyond evacuation procedures. According…

Drug-Free Workplace

Drug-Free Workplace

Substance Abuse in the Workplace Have you considered joining your state’s drug-free workplace program like RMP-South? The Problem 60% of the world’s production of illegal drugs is consumed in the U.S. Nearly 70% of current users of illegal drugs are employed. Nearly 1 in 4 employed Americans between the ages of 18-35 have illegally used…

workplace checklist

Workplace Housekeeping Checklist

An accident looking for a place to happen may choose a cluttered, dirty work area. You need a clean and orderly workplace to avoid falls, fires and many other kinds of accidents and injuries. A Safer Workplace For a safer workplace, use this checklist:   Floors are free of water, mud, ice, grease, trash and…

safety-goggles

Caution

Eye Protection The eyes are an extremely important part of the human body and are naturally protected by the eyelids and the bony framework surrounding the eyeball. Eye injuries can be devastating when they occur. Thus, employees should take precautions and use personal protective equipment whenever there is a risk of eye injury. Eye injuries…

Behavioral Safety

Behavior-Based Safety

What is behavioral safety? According to the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, “Behavioral safety is the application of behavioral research on human performance to the problems of safety in the workplace. This means that any safety program labeling itself as a behavioral safety program must meet the standards of behavior analytic research as practices are…

Safety is no accident

Safety Is No Accident

Many workplace accidents can be prevented through awareness of one’s surroundings and focusing on the task at hand. “SafeStart” is a program developed by Electrolab Training Systems focused on workplace safety.   SafeStart recognizes the most common factors contributing to human error is not lack of knowledge but these four states: rushing, frustration, fatigue, and…

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety

Here are some recommended safety tips to help keep your family safe during your firework activities: Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks. Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting. A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children. Alcohol and fireworks do not…

Safety Starts with Me

Safety Starts with Me

SAFETY STARTS WITH ME Safety starts with me – is a motto we strive to live at Rolled Metal Products. As part of our practice, we continuously revisit the importance of properly wearing your personal protective equipment at all times. In our January employee newsletter, we reviewed safety glasses, and the importance of eye safety…