Posted

The old chestnut about the clothes making the person might be cliché but that doesn’t mean there isn’t truth to it. Think about how you respond to other people’s clothes. If you see someone wearing dirty work boots, jeans and a T-shirt, you make assumptions about them and their job. It turns out the clothes you wear also trigger certain mental… Read more »

Posted

Machine Guard Safety!   GPS challenge of the week…DO NOT REMOVE MACHINE GUARDS!  Machine guards are the first line of defense against injuries caused by the moving parts of the machine.  Machine guards can protect you from amputations, fractures, lacerations, bruises, abrasions, sprains, strains, burns, cuts or crushing injuries. If you experience or see a… Read more »

Posted

Once you land a job, it feels great. It’s easy to feel like you’ve gotten through the hard part. Getting through the interview process and landing the job is hard work, but you aren’t quite done yet. Your first day means navigating a lot of new territory and new personalities. There are some things you’ll want to do… Read more »

Posted

GPS Safety Hotline   GPS wants its employees to go home to their loved ones in the same condition they came to work.  Please examine the situation, consider all the outcomes, then proceed with your task. If you experience or see a safety concern on your assignment, please contact our GPS Safety Hotline at 803-760-1441 or… Read more »

Posted

Footwear Safety GPS challenge of the week…Footwear!   There are two major categories of work-related foot injuries. The first category includes punctures, crushing, sprains, and lacerations. The second group of injuries includes those resulting from slips, trips and falls. There is no workplace where a worker is immune to foot injury, but you the worker wearing… Read more »

Posted

Any manager or supervisor will tell you that no single motivational method works on everyone. For example, fear might work on some employees, but it’s a losing bet overall. It ultimately demoralizes everyone. So, what motivational methods can you use to appeal to the largest number of employees? Communicate People respond to specific goals, yet… Read more »

Posted

Follow Procedures! GPS challenge of the week…Follow Procedures! GPS where Safety is Everybody’s Job…My Job…Your Job! Part of your job as employees is to follow the safety programs that are in place at your workplace and to participate in all safety meetings/trainings. As workers, it is your responsibility to wear all PPE that is provided… Read more »

Posted

Safe + Sound Week   Safe + Sound Week is August 12-18 and is “a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces,” according to OSHA.  GPS is committed to partnering… Read more »