June is Safety Month

June is Safety Month

June is right around the corner and so is National Safety Month. Can you believe it's that time of year again? Each June the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month (NSM.) NSM is an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. IDville is excited to participate by promoting various products and providing tips to get involved this year.

Track Visitors: This is an important part of ensuring safety but it can be easily overlooked if a visitor management system has not been implemented. Not only does it keep buildings safe from theft and violence, it promotes a feeling of security and well-being throughout organizations. If your organization doesn't encounter a high volume of visitors on a daily basis, IDville's temporary ID systems and visitor bundles include everything you need to start your visitor program.

Photo Identification Systems: The ID Maker™ System is quick and simple solution that allows you to print employee IDs in order to identify who has authorization to be on the premises, who is a visitor, and who is a staff member. HID Prox cards allows access control to each person who enters the building and promotes a higher level of security.

Get Involved: Each week during National Security Month is centered on a critical safety issue. This year's issues include Employee Wellness, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, and Driving Safety. This is a great opportunity to engage employees and get everyone involved. Commit to having one meeting a week centered on the weekly topic or gather up teams to help perform A Million Acts of Safety.

Remember, it's important to think about the safety of employees and visitors every day of the year, not just during National Safety Month. So get out there, get involved and take part in promoting the importance of safety in your organization!

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
Product Spotlight: Breakaway Lanyards

When it comes to selecting lanyards, there are an endless number of options. Color, size, length, attachment...it can get pretty confusing! Out of all the lanyard options available, the breakaway release is one of the most important.

The breakaway release on a lanyard is an added safety feature that protects the individual wearing the lanyard. For instance, if the lanyard were to be caught in a piece of machinery or wrapped around the individual's neck, the breakaway would separate the lanyard at the breakaway point and prevent injury to the wearer.

Learn more about the benefits of breakaway lanyards in the IDville Knowledge Center.

EXPERT'S CORNER
Expert's Corner: Safety Features for Visitor Management

Visitor management is an important part of an organization's safety strategy, and visitor log-in books are an affordable way to implement a system into your every day routine. When you select a visitor management system, consider self-expiring badges for extra safety.

Adhesive fill-in-the-blank badges are standard in many visitor management systems, and a few systems go above and beyond to include tamper proof badges. These badges expire after a set number of hours and display a visible mark to identify a void badge.

A self-expiring badge prevents visitors from wearing an old badge or sharing badges. Consider using a self-expiring badge as part of your visitor management system to protect your staff, students, and facility.

Are you looking for the right visitor management system for your organization? Learn more from the IDville identification experts today by contacting us at via email or by calling 1.866.438.4553.

Justin, Identification Expert
justin@idville.com

CASE STUDY
Case Study: Create a Safety Program

Safety programs are common practice at many organizations, and they are effective at reinforcing safety goals in an organization. A Pennsylvanian plastics manufacturer acknowledged the importance of safety and took actions to make improvements to its existing program.

To encourage greater employee ownership of the programs and to prevent injuries on-site, employees were rewarded for safe behavior with lapel pins. Lapel pins are a great incentive for employees as different style pins can identify specific behaviors or training levels.

Supervisors have given lapel pins to individuals who have had fire prevention training as well as members of the safety team. Lapel pins can easily be displayed on ID badge holders or lanyards to encourage the employee to comply with your safety policy.