Monday, June 13, 2016

ISRI’s Annual Safety Stand-Down Day is June 15 !

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is a trade association representing more than 1,600 for-profit companies – ranging from small, family-owned businesses to large, multi-national corporations -- operating at more than 3,500 facilities in the United States and 34 countries worldwide.

The Aluminium Plant Safety Blog commends ISRI’s safety programs. When we received notice of their annual safety day we chose to post this story. Here it is:

On Wednesday, June 15, companies are encouraged to shut down operations at least one hour during every shift to engage in safety education.

This year's focus is safety around mobile equipment.

The safety education can be in any form, including:
  • Employee training;
  • Management walk-around;
  • Toolbox talks by employees;
  • Presentations by equipment service providers; and/or
  • Any other effective safety training method.

Participating ISRI member facilities will be recognized on the ISRI-OSHA Alliance web page and will receive a certificate acknowledging their commitment to safety.

In the busy scrap recycling industry forklifts, skidsteers, trucks, railcars, and even customer vehicles moving through facilities every day. Mobile equipment is the cause for more injuries and fatalities than any other source at scrap recycling facilities.  As you plan your safety outreach and training, consider using the safety training workbook and other safety resources.

The Aluminium Plant Safety Blog commends ISRI on their upcoming annual safety day. We have been invited to speak at many plant safety days on our travels. This year’s safety day focus is around mobile equipment. The APSB knows too well the hazard of mobile equipment. We have posted too many incidents involving this hazard. The Aluminium Times magazine had two articles about this hazard.

Keep up the good work ISRI ! you have done great work on educating your members (and others) on the best safety practices.

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