This week wraps up our Annual Safety Training Month at The Shippers Group, and to conclude this month of training, we are sharing tips on creating a safer LockOut/TagOut program.
Spill prevention and containment is important for the health and safety of employees and the environment. Spills present a number of hazards depending on the substance. During the month of February, The Shippers Group is retraining a list of safety topics, one of which is spill containment. The reason for the training is to ensure the safety of our associates and our customers’ products. Safety is our first priority at The Shippers Group and one of our core values.
Food distribution warehouses are a critical link in the food supply chain, and operators of food distribution warehouses are responsible for helping protect the safety of food distributed to the general public. This requires following Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines as outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act. FSMA was enacted to ensure safety practices of food manufacturing facilities, food warehouses and other food-handling facilities.
Training on a variety of food safety topics in the warehouse is essential for compliance and employee safety. The Shippers Group trains on numerous important food safety topics.
Founded in 1919, the American Institute of Baking (AIB) International was started as a technology and information transfer center for bakers and food processors. Since then, it has grown into a leading training organization for food safety, setting the standards for food quality and safety.
What is a hazardous material? According to DOT, a hazardous material is defined as a substance or material that is capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety, or property when transported in commerce. From corrosives, to flammable liquids, to even cleaning chemicals - many businesses have hazardous materials within their facilities.
Annual safety training at The Shippers Group is designed to supplement our routine training program and enhance focus on safety. Diane Villafana, VP of Human Resources commented, "because safety is our number one priority, and one of our core values, we are driving to exceed the minimum standards to ensure the health and safety of our associates." Each year in February, we spend the entire month focused on safety topics and training.
Bob Hatley is Maintenance/Sanitation Lead at The Shippers Group’s Wintergreen facility. Having worked at The Shippers Group for 21 years, his dedication and can-do attitude have been influential to the growth of TSG in the Dallas area.