I have no idea who wrote this whitepaper as they didn’t sign it or put any information about themselves or the company they work for but it’s one of the best papers out there for anyone trying to figure out which OSHA Standard applies to them as it relates to FR garments.
It’s on the bnpmedia.com website and it’s entitled “FR garment comfort factors increase user compliance“
The 6 page document is a must read for anyone dealing with FR garments.
Start by reading their newest entry about 9 award-winning safety ideas for great ideas that you might think about implementing in your company. Then, check out the “Free Special Reports” in the right hand column on that same page. You can download:
- 50 Tips For More Effective Safety Training
- Proven Strategies To Increase The Value of EHS
- Does Your PPE Program Meet OSHA’s Requirements?
- The 5 Deadly Forklift Dangers
- What To Expect From An OSHA Inspection
Also check out the 12 Ways to Boost Workplace Safety free report listed below the free reports listed above.
As if that wasn’t enough, check out the rest of their website for all kinds of great posts and free stuff. Tell me I sent you. I don’t know who they are and get nothing for promoting them but part of what I do is try to help increase safety in the workplace and in the home and in that safety.blr.com and I have a great deal in common.
If you think the title of today’s post isn’t very pc you’re right but then again PC wasn’t even an expression anyone understood back in 1943 when the article was written. It is purported to have been written in a newsletter for a major transportation company of the day and I came across it on the Snopes website where rumors and such are debunked or validated. In this case it was validated (Check it out for yourself at http://www.snopes.com/language/document/hiringwomen.asp). Here are the 11 tips:
Eleven Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women Employees
1. If you can get them, pick young married women. They have these advantages, according to the reports of western companies: they usually have more of a sense of responsibility than do their unmarried sisters; they’re less likely to be flirtatious; as a rule, they need the work or they wouldn’t be doing it — maybe a sick husband or one who’s in the army; they still have the pep and interest to work hard and to deal with the public efficiently.
2. When you have to use older women, try to get ones who have worked outside the home at some time in their lives. Most transportation companies have found that older women who have never contacted the public, have a hard time adapting themselves, are inclined to be cantankerous and fussy. It’s always well to impress upon older women the importance of friendliness and courtesy.
3. While there are exceptions, of course, to this rule, general experience indicates that “husky” girls — those who are just a little on the heavy side — are likely to be more even-tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters.
4. Retain a physician to give each woman you hire a special physical examination — one covering female conditions. This step not only protects the property against the possibilities of lawsuit but also reveals whether the employee-to-be has any female weaknesses which would make her mentally or physically unfit for the job. Transit companies that follow this practice report a surprising number of women turned down for nervous disorders.
5. In breaking in women who haven’t previously done outside work, stress at the outset the importance of time — the fact that a minute or two lost here and there makes serious inroads on schedules. Until this point is gotten across, service is likely to be slowed up.
6. Give the female employe in garage or office a definite day-long schedule of duties so that she’ll keep busy without bothering the management for instructions every few minutes. Numerous properties say that women make excellent workers when they have their jobs cut out for them but that they lack initiative in finding work themselves.
7. Whenever possible, let the inside employe change from one job to another at some time during the day. Women are inclined to be nervous and they’re happier with change.
8. Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. Companies that are already using large numbers of women stress the fact that you have to make some allowances for feminine psychology. A girl has more confidence and consequently is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and wash her hands several times a day.
9. Be tactful in issuing instructions or in making criticisms. Women are often sensitive; they can’t shrug off harsh words the way that men do. Never ridicule a woman — it breaks her spirit and cuts her efficiency.
10. Be reasonably considerate about using strong language around women. Even though a girl’s husband or father may swear vociferously, she’ll grow to dislike a place of business where she hears too much of this.
11. Get enough size variety in operator uniforms that each girl can have a proper fit. This point can’t be stressed too strongly as a means of keeping women happy, according to western properties.
Seems like everyone’s trying to come up with a new safety video to get airline passengers to actually pay attention to safety instructions on the plane. On this blog we’ve already seen the Delta Airline Safety Video as well as the Virgin America Safety Video. Our latest entry comes from Virgin Atlantic Airlines. Have a look!