Personal Protective Equipment Fashion Show Exemplifies Safety
July 30, 2012
Andy Kulik models a Tyvek® suit, half-face
air purifying respirator, fall protection
harness, hard hat, hearing protection,
and 4 gas meter.
(Harrisburg, Pa.) As part of Gannett Fleming’s firm-wide safety month, employees throughout the company’s more than 60 offices participated in an array of activities to learn about safe practices for work and home. Throughout the month of June, employees participated in various events to showcase safety, such as training webinars, trivia contests, safety break meetings, and other safety-themed activities.
During the June 14, 2012, Safety Break at the firm’s corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa., approximately 400 employees participated in an educational safety fair featuring booths about various safety topics. The marquee of the event was a fashion show featuring more than 35 employees dressed in personal protective equipment commonly used in the firm’s line of work.
“Safety takes a forefront on our firm’s Strategic Action Plan. Through our robust employee awareness campaign for workplace safety, we are able to offset our standard operating procedures and safety trainings with frequent communications and reminders about safety. The fashion show served as a forum to both entertain and educate staff about the importance of safety equipment, the availability of the gear, and the significance of planning ahead for any task,” said Paula J. Loht, CIH, corporate safety manager of Gannett Fleming, Inc.
A photo montage of the fashion show has been posted to Gannett Fleming’s YouTube channel. This footage also will be used for training the firm’s network of regional office safety coordinators and 2,000 employees.
Gannett Fleming maintains a below industry average total recordable incident and experience modification rates.
For more information, please contact Judy L. Hricak, CPSM at 717.763.7211, x2624 or via email.