BMSA's Safety First! 
August 2017
Disasters Don't Plan Ahead. You Can.

September is National Preparedness Month, and everyone can take action to prepare for disasters. Each week in September, there will be a new focus.

During week one, the emphasis is on making an emergency plan for your family, friends or household. Included in planning, your family should answer questions like:
  • How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
  • What is my shelter plan?
  • What is my evacuation route?
  • What is my family/household communication plan?

Click the Read More link for advice on devising a family plan and downloadable resources for family members.  


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CERT Classes Available Near You 

Emergency Management Agencies throughout the country are offering Community Emergency Response Team training classes. Registration is generally required, but the classes are free.

Classes train participants in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT volunteers are trained to respond safely, responsibly and effectively to emergency situations, but they can also support their communities during non-emergency events, as well. There are more than 2,700 local CERT programs nationwide, with more than 600,000 individuals trained since CERT became a national program in 1993.  
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Save Money, Improve Productivity and Increase Employee Morale with Safety & Health Management Systems

If you could save money, improve productivity, and increase employee morale, would you?

Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses -- expenditures that come straight out of company profits. But workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent. In today's business environment, these costs can be the difference between operating in the black and running in the red.

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(Source: Safety and Health Add Value, 
Planning a Fall Event? NRF Has Issued New Guidelines for Managing Crowds

Many retailers plan special events for the change of seasons. Whether you're hosting a "Back to School" special event or a fall festival, you need to be ready for crowd control issues.

The National Retail Federation has issued updated guidelines for managing both the expected and unexpected during special events.

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(Source: National Retail Federation)
OSHA's '$afety Pays' Program Helps Assess Impact of Injuries
  OSHA's "$afety Pays" program can help employers assess the impact of occupational injuries and illnesses on their profitability.

This program uses a company's profit margin, the average costs of an injury or illness, and an indirect cost multiplier to project the amount of sales a company would need to cover those costs.

The program is a tool to raise awareness of how occupational injuries and illnesses can impact a company's profitability, not to provide a detailed analysis of a particular company's occupational injury and illness costs. Read more.
Calendar of Events
September 25-27: CFO Roundtable (Albany, NY)

September 28-29: Leadership Development Roundtable 2 (Charleston, SC)

October 8-10: Roundtable 1 (Hilton Head, SC)

October 8-10: Roundtable 3 (Charlotte,NC)

October 17-19: NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit (Phoenix, AZ)

October 23-24: Leadership Development Roundtable 1 (Charlottesville, VA)

October 25-27: Sales Managers Roundtable (Gatlinburg, TN)

November 1-3: Roundtable 7 (Nashville, TN)

November 8: BMSA Executive Committee Meeting (Columbus, OH)

November 9: BMSA Board of Directors Meeting (Columbus, OH)

February 7-8: BMSA's Annual Building Products Show (Hickory, NC)

February 27-March 1: Installed Sales Roundtable (Asheville, NC)

March 19-21: NLBMDA Legislative Conference (Washington, D.C.) 
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