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June Is National Safety Month

Celebrating Contractor Safety – June Is Safety Month!

June Is National Safety Month

It’s no secret that safety is a top priority here at JSG. That’s why we are beyond excited to announce the “Making Safety Personal” employee contest!

In order to be eligible to win a $20 Amazon gift card, simply put your creativity to the test by concocting a fun and meaningful safety slogan. Send your brilliant ideas to our resident safety expert, Amanda Walton, (awalton@jsginc.com) with the subject line “CONTRACTOR SAFETY SLOGAN.” Please feel free to get creative and include a slogan (or two!) and a graphic image.

Here are a few examples:

Submit Your Safety Slogan

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If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Walton at 630.282.7761

June Is National Safety Month

Celebrating Safety – June Is Safety Month!

June Is National Safety Month

It’s no secret that safety is a top priority here at JSG. That’s why we are beyond excited to announce the “Making Safety Personal” employee contest!

In order to be eligible to win a free lunch for your entire branch, simply put your creativity to the test by concocting a fun and meaningful safety slogan. Send your brilliant ideas to our resident safety expert, Amanda Walton, (awalton@jsginc.com) with the subject line “SAFETY SLOGAN.” Please feel free to get creative and include a slogan (or two!) and a graphic image. The branch with the most safety slogans and “Making Safety Personal” submissions will be named the winner of the JSG National Safety Month competition!

Here are a few examples:

Submit Your Safety Slogan

This contact form is deactivated because you refused to accept Google reCaptcha service which is necessary to validate any messages sent by the form.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Walton at 630.282.7761

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving would not be the same without friends, family and a large meal!

Here are some tips to keep everyone safe during this special day. (please be sure to share our monthly safety email with your staff and contractors)

Stay in the kitchen – Remain in the kitchen while cooking, and keep a close eye out for food that is frying, grilling or broiling. Also, it’s a good idea to limit the number of people hanging out in the kitchen to limit distractions!

Keep fabrics away from the cooking area – Keep things that can easily catch on fire (wooden utensils, packaging, oven mitts, towels) away from the cooking area. It’s also a good thing to pay attention to what you are wearing.

Don’t mix drinking and cooking – Be alert when cooking, and don’t use the stovetop if you’ve been drinking or are sleepy.

Know how to put out small fires – For a small grease cooking fire, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave it like this until it’s completely cooled. For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the oven door closed. Also, be sure to keep a small fire extinguisher nearby.
Any other kind of fire, GET OUT and all 9-1-1.

Leave the turkey frying to experts – The NFPA discourages the use of turkey fryers, which can lead to devastating burns and other injuries. This can also lead to property destruction because of the large amount and high temps of the oil used.

Test your smoke alarms before and keep them connected – Make sure they are installed and working!

Never thaw a turkey at room temperature – This promotes the growth of dangerous bacteria. The safest way to thaw a turkey is to thaw it in the refrigerator. You should do this with the turkey still in its’ own unopened wrapper breast facing up and placed on a tray. The accepted rule of thumb for time is 1 day refrigerator thawing for every four pounds of turkey.

Be careful with candles – Candles are often part of holiday decorations. Candles should be located where children will not be tempted to play with them, and where guests will not accidentally brush against them.

When it’s time to cut the turkey, be sure to utilize a sharp knife – Sharp knives cut easier than dull ones and you’re less likely to cut yourself accidently.

Watch those leftovers – With a large family gathering and a larger than usual meal, leftovers are on the table a little bit longer than usual. In general, if it has been left out over two hours you should not keep it. It should just be thrown out.

Have a safe Thanksgiving!

JSG Spotlight On Safety: September 2017 Contractor Newsletter

Our safety team has industry-leading safety and risk management experience. They work incredibly hard to keep our thousands of employees stay safe at work and at home.

Patty Rhoads, Safety Manager, has 43 years of combined safety, claims, and risk management experience. She joined JSG to consult on safety and injury management in Summer 2011 and started the safety/risk department in 2012. That year was dubbed “the year of safety” as Patty developed education and claims management resources for JSG teams across the country. Since then, her team has grown to a total of 6 people and they continue to make a positive impact on our team of staff, contractors, and clients every single day!

JSG Spotlight On Safety: September 2017 Contractor Newsletter

Looking for ways to live a safer work life? Here are some ways you can jumpstart your work safety TODAY:

JSG Spotlight On Safety: September 2017 Client Newsletter

Our safety team has industry-leading safety and risk management experience. They work incredibly hard to keep our thousands of employees stay safe at work and at home.

Patty Rhoads, Safety Manager, has 43 years of combined safety, claims, and risk management experience. She joined JSG to consult on safety and injury management in Summer 2011 and started the safety/risk department in 2012. That year was dubbed “the year of safety” as Patty developed education and claims management resources for JSG teams across the country. Since then, her team has grown to a total of 6 people and they continue to make a positive impact on our team of staff, contractors, and clients every single day!

JSG Spotlight on Safety

Looking for ways to live a safer work life? Here are some ways you can jumpstart your work safety TODAY:

JSG Spotlight On Safety: September 2017 Staff Newsletter

Our safety team has industry-leading safety and risk management experience. They work incredibly hard to keep our thousands of employees stay safe at work and at home.

Patty Rhoads, Safety Manager, has 43 years of combined safety, claims, and risk management experience. She joined JSG to consult on safety and injury management in Summer 2011 and started the safety/risk department in 2012. That year was dubbed “the year of safety” as Patty developed education and claims management resources for JSG teams across the country. Since then, her team has grown to a total of 6 people and they continue to make a positive impact on our team of staff, contractors, and clients every single day!

JSG Spotlight on Safety

Looking for ways to live a safer work life? Here are some ways you can jumpstart your work safety TODAY:

  • Due diligence – Sales
  • Client walk through – Account Managers & Sales People
  • Post incident safety – Recruiters 
  • Quarterly team education 
  • Monthly team leadership education 
  • Wellness