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May 3, 2013

Volume 7, Issue 5

Our Renewed Safety Initiatives
Some of you may have seen these signs appear in your department. Written in both English and Spanish, they track how many days have passed since the last accident, including weekends. There will be 5 total: one for Assembly, Chairs, Upholstery, Shipping, and Woodshop. Any department that manages to reach 30 days without having any accidents will get lunch catering. There is no limit on this prize, so if your department is careful enough, you could win every month. Of course, having an accident resets the counter to zero. Our old method of recording days without injuries was on the newsletter. While there was nothing wrong with doing that, you could only see it once a month. These new signs, in contrast, are always visible and are updated daily. We hope they will remind everyone to be more careful. Getting work done is important, but keeping safe is even more so.

M odern T imes M onthly
Editor: Tony Tran Contributor: Nohemi Castro Advisor: Richard Tuttelmondo

Nuestra Iniciativas de Seguridad Renovados
Algunos de ustedes pueden haber visto estas sonas que signos aparecen en su departamento. Escrito en Inglés y Español, que rastrean cuántos días han pasado desde el último accidente, incluyendo fines de semana. Habrá 5 en total: uno para la Asemblea, Sillas, Tapicería, Envíos y Carpinteria. Cualquier departamento que llege 30 días sin tener ningún accidente obtendrá un almuerzo. No hay límite para este premio, así que si su departamento es lo suficientemente cuidadoso, se puede ganar cada mes. Por supuesto, tener un accidente se reinicia el contador a cero. Nuestro método viejo de registrar días sin lesiones era en el boletín. Aunque no había nada malo en hacer eso, sólo se podía ver una vez al mes. Estas nuevas señales, en contraste, son siempre visibles y se actualizan diariamente. Esperamos que recuerden a todos de tener más cuidado. Realizar el trabajo es importante, pero mantener la seguridad es aún más.

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