Observed each June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. According to the National Safety Council, preventable injuries are the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S., right after heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease.
We all face a variety of risks throughout our lives -at home, at work, at play and even on the go. When we keep safety top of mind, we are all empowered to make safe decisions for ourselves and those we care about.With many workplaces putting a heightened emphasis on safety, fatal work-related injuries are at the lowest rate since 2002, with 2.2 fatal injuries per 100,000 full time equivalent employees, as were serious non-fatal work-related injuries, with 15 injuries per 100,000. This rate has decreased each year since 2011.
At ALTEX Wire and Cable, we know workplace safety has no room for complacent thought. Being safety conscious is of the greatest importance, and we encourage all operators to practice safety 365 days a year. Safety training is completed by all employees with a focus on being alert and being aware your surroundings and safe operating procedures for all equipment.
As a company who cares deeply about the well-being of our staff, we also cover the following areas with our employees.
- Corporate health and wellness
- Inclement weather safety
- Lockout/Tagout procedures
- Forklift safety
- Electrical safety
- Eye safety
- First aid care
Safety and health have a tremendous value not only for the employer, but to for the employee as well. Health, well-being and safety are truly a part of ALTEX’s culture. We desire for each employee to come to work healthy and safe, operate healthy and safe and go home healthy and safe. Workers flourish in a safe, respectful and caring environment. Moreover, happy and healthy employees takes great pride in their craft and workmanship, and these are the types of team members that make ALTEX thrive year after year.
Let’s Take It One Step Further – Quality at ALTEX
Just like our safety measures, ALTEX’s quality control systems and processes are continually reviewed to ensure accuracy and promote continuous improvement environment. Click here to view our quality practices and certifications. As a member of the Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA), we also manufacture to the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard, the only industry-consensus standard for Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies.