A1’s Plans for OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

Safety is always our #1 priority. A1 Orange is excited to be participating in OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19. We are planning incentives to make it fun for our workers to think about safety this week. Both field and office staff are participating in special safety activities and trainings in areas identified by managers and workers and assigning teams to look for any possible office and warehouse safety hazards.

Here is our plan:

Advance Promotion:  We are meeting with team members on Thursday, August 9, to give them a heads-up on the upcoming week’s activities and incentives.
Incentives:  If a team member takes three photos relating to our Safe + Sound Week safety items, they get a $10 Wawa or Gate card for a free lunch! If half of the team members earn the $10 GC, there is a drawing for $100 among those participants.
Daily Safety Focus:  Monday – protecting the public and property with cones and caution tape; Tuesday – rope safety/hi-rise and fall prevention/low-rise; Wednesday — electrical hazards; Thursday – ladder safety.
Three Special Safety Training Sessions (15-40 minutes duration):  Rope safety, electrical hazards and ladder safety.
Wrap-Up Safety Celebration & Prizes: Thursday, August 16, with presentation of $10 gift certificates and drawings (hopefully) for $100 in Orlando and Jacksonville. Plan to take a picture of the group with our OSHA Safe + Sound Certificate!

A1 Orange is also coordinating with the Orlando Police Department to hold a women’s self-defense training program at our office at 1345 Long Street, Orlando, in August or September. More details to come as soon as we have a date!

Participate in Safe + Sound Week!

Join A1 Orange as a participant in Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, an OSHA Alliance Program supported by the IWCA (International Window Cleaning Association.) According to OSHA, this is “a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.”

Whether your company begins your planning or conducts your safety-enhancing activities during this week, OSHA reminds us that “successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line.” We challenge you and your company to join A1 Orange in making your property and business more Safe + Sound!

Participating in this program is straight-forward. See our 5 easy steps below and visit OSHA’s Safe & Sound Week online resources to:

  1. Get ideas on how to organize your team and tenants to identify safety hazards and help make your property and business safer.
  2. Register your participation at the link above, begin your planning during the week of August 13-19 and execute within the next month.
  3. Conduct an activity to engage your employees and tenants in boosting safety in your office and property.
  4. Earn an OSHA Safe + Sound Week certificate to display in your office and the right to use a Safe + Sound Week web badge on your website and in online marketing.
  5. A1 Orange Personal Bonus! All property managers, who post on their Facebook @A1 Orange Exterior Building Services and/or email us that they have registered, will receive an orange safety whistle.

Check back here for more information on A1 Orange’s Safe + Sound Week activities!

A1 Orange Superheroes Bring Smiles

A1 Orange field team superheroes brought smiles and laughter recently while washing the windows at Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando. Superman, Thor, Spiderman and others provided needed relief to hospital patients and their parents, dropping down from the roof and interacting with the children on each floor while performing the semi-annual exterior cleaning. A1 Orange crews also performed pressure cleaning of exterior spaces and garage stairwells to keep outdoor surfaces safe and clean.

Enjoy this link to the video which ran on local news stations.

Schedule A1 Orange for your upcoming window cleaning and pressure cleaning needs and you’ll be smiling too with our worker’s professionalism and 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Request an estimate here or call 1-800-874-6207 today.