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

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Apr 2016

Britain keen on new ventures in textiles and garment

British High Commissioner to India Sir Dominic Asquith, has said that ...

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Apr 2016

‘India’s apparel sector needs to revisit policies’

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)’s Additional Secretary...

Textiles | On 30th Apr 2016

Bangladesh spinners wary of another gas price hike

Bangladeshi cotton spinners have expressed concern that they may lose ...

Interviews View All

Agnes Etame Yescot
Fatex Fair

How do you look at the role of fashion trade shows in connecting emerging...

Mr. Paolo Gramaglia
Miroglio Textile

What is the role of the digital printing technology in the manufacturing...

Sachin Arora
Myntra

How prevalent are engagement practices in the Indian corporate houses? Can ...

A. B. Telasang
Gherzi Eastern Limited

A. B. Telasang ,M-Tech in Textiles from VJTI Mumbai has 11 years of rich...

Mr SS Iyer
Zenith Fibres Ltd

Mr SS Iyer, currently President of Zenith Fibres Ltd, graduated in...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

<b><i>The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

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

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

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
April 2016

F2F Magazine

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


<%@ language="VBScript" %>
feedback
We would love to hear from you about your experience using the new interface. A quick review of yours would help us give you a better experience.
Advanced Search