Updated: Sep 25, 2020
Demex employees went outside their safety comfort zone, and expanded their knowledge this month during Safe & Sound week. Crews met onsite and participated in an interactive program created by Demex's Safety officer.
Pat, Shane, Jason, and Ian had just completed a safety walk through of our floating rig- identifying any possible safety hazards that may have arisen from daily use.
OSHA's website states the benefits of a safety program as the following:
"According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60 percent in the past four decades since the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was passed. However, every year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job (a rate of 14 per day), and more than 3.6 million suffer a serious job-related injury or illness.
Serious job-related injuries or illnesses don't just hurt workers and their families, but can hurt business in a variety of ways. Implementing a safety and health program, however, can improve small- and medium-sized businesses' safety and health performance, save money, and improve competitiveness.
Safety and health programs help businesses:
Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
Improve compliance with laws and regulations
Reduce costs, including significant reductions in workers' compensation premiums
Enhance social responsibility goals
Increase productivity and enhance overall business operations"