Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / G&K focuses on helping businesses improve workplace safety
G&K focuses on helping businesses improve workplace safety
06
Jun '14
In recognition of National Safety Month this June, G&K Services, Inc. is focused on helping businesses improve workplace safety. 
 
G&K has identified three areas where companies can reduce the risk of employee injuries and support a safe work environment:
First: Increase worker visibility in low-light environments. Worker visibility is critical to employee safety. Workers must be visible to equipment operators and motorists in all lighting conditions. Enhanced-visibility and high-visibility (ANSI-compliant) uniforms provide increased visibility for people who work in low-light or hazardous environments. 
 
Enhanced visibility garments are well suited for people in lower-risk work environments who need improved visibility in low-light conditions. High Visibility, ANSI-compliant, garments comply with the ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 standard, which addresses worker visibility and specifies minimum amounts of reflective trim for workers who are exposed to higher vehicle speeds or reduced sight distances.
 
Second: Place safety enhancing floor mats in high risk areas. Visual clues keep safety top-of-mind for employees and notify them when entering a dangerous area. A floor mat with an OSHA approved safety-striped color border alerts workers to areas or machines that potentially pose a hazard.
 
These mats have a cleated back to minimize movement and also dissipate static to maximize safety in computer rooms and electrical part manufacturing areas. Other types of floor mats help businesses comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.22 by trapping water and dirt to keep floors clean and prevent slips, trips and falls.
 
Third: Provide flame resistant (FR) protection in hazardous settings. Employees who could be exposed to electrical arc flash, flash fire, or other hazards, such as combustible dust, or molten metal should be outfitted in FR uniforms. Many industries face the risk of electrical arc flash or flash fire that can ignite clothing.
 
The most serious injury risk is often not caused by an actual fire or explosion, but by clothing igniting and continuing to burn after the heat source has been removed. This risk can be reduced with FR clothing, which self-extinguishes. These garments dramatically reduce the severity of burn injuries and provide valuable escape time to increase the chance of survival. Companies should conduct a safety assessment to understand their workplace risks and provide employees with appropriate safety clothing.
 
In support of National Safety Month, G&K Services will be showcasing its latest safety solutions at the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Safety 2014 Expo, June 8-11, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.

G&K Services

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

TEA expects budget to upscale textile skill industry

The Tiruppur Exporters’ Association (TEA) has requested the Central...

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Bangladesh could earn $60 billion in exports by 2021

Bangladesh is expected to earn over $60 billion in exports by the...

Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Govt to help Tangaliya weavers purchase looms: Irani

Government of India will facilitate Tangaliya weavers in purchase of...

Interviews View All

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search