Show Us How You Stay Healthy!

19-Mar-2020

By: Issac Dantin

There is much distraction around the world’s pandemic, and we are flooded with information on how to make sure we lessen the chances of spreading the virus. We are washing our hands, using sanitizer, washing working surfaces, coughing into our elbows, answering screening questions and many other things. I commend you for taking the recommended actions seriously.

But let’s switch gears to workplace safety for a few minutes. While we do have challenges and distractions that face us, we are doing a very good job at maintaining work-related safety issues. The amount of first aids and near misses have dropped and First Aid Medical Events, where employees need to see a medical professional, have been close to non-existent throughout this peculiar time. Maybe we can attribute that to a more focused workforce, reduction in non-essential duties or maybe even a shift from being lucky to being better in safety, by leading in safety. You “will” be experiencing change in your work areas whether it’s through distancing or the amount of projects on hold. You may be in a position where fatigue is a factor due to longer stays on the job site. As these circumstances that are not the norm make their way to you and your teams, it’s a perfect time to put the pedal to the metal. Continue talking about the risks associated with these challenges. Be creative in encouraging others to participate in BBS or safety walk downs. I 100% believe that we are the standard that other companies judge themselves by. 

I’d love to see some pictures of how you are keeping your hands clean, working areas clean and any other things that you are doing to promote the decrease of potential spreading of germs. Feel free to send pictures of your families and what they are doing to promote cleanliness as well. I will give out 250 gold points in a drawing. Every picture you send it will go into the hat!

Click the gallery below to view some of the pictures sent in thus far.

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Issac DantinIssac began his career at Danos in 1996 as a roustabout at the Leeville shorebase and worked his way to shorebase supervisor. He was named Field Employee of the Year in 2007 and was later hired on by Chevron. He returned to Danos in 2010 and currently serves as safety director.


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