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Celebrate Safety and Health Week with Taurus!

During the first week of May, the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (also known as NAOSH Week) strives to promote safety practices in and around the workplace. Now in it’s nineteenth year, the event is not just limited to the construction and heavy civil industry.

According to the NAOSH, the goal of Safety Week is to “focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community. To do this, they’ve partnered with some of Canada’s most notable safety-related organisations, including the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.

Regardless of your position, it’s important that we all take the same approach when it comes to safety. That means following the tried and true practices to ensure we’re not putting ourselves and those around us at risk. By holding each other accountable, we can prevent bad habits from becoming accidents waiting to happen and can set a good example for those around us.

But what is Taurus’ relationship to safety? Ask any of employees or contractors and they’ll tell you that promoting safety is our highest priority. Our one-of-a-kind safety program, designed by our corporate safety manager, Floyd House, combines the concepts of health, safety, and the environment to achieve the best possible system for employee wellness. Read this blog post to get an in depth look at our safety process.

We start each and every day with a morning stretch lead by a supervisor. Besides getting the blood flowing, these stretches help prime the joints and muscles for what’s to come on the job. To learn more about the benefits of stretching, make sure you read this post.

PPE is also a crucial aspect of safety, as we all need the right tools for the job. From hard hats and hand protection to the proper footwear and safety glasses, wearing personal protective equipment is a crucial aspect of staying safe at work. See the PPE guidelines we give everyone at Taurus HERE.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of how we’re continuously improving our safety systems. For more on our approach to health and safety, visit this page. What are you doing for Safety Week? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter today! We encourage you to spread the world about NAOSH Week online and amongst your co-workers!