Safety is our number one priority for our employees, especially in our manufacturing facilities and warehouses. By conducting safety exercises, we can mitigate risks, promote a safety culture, improve emergency preparedness, and enhance employee well-being. Earlier this year, Simpson Strong Tie’s West Chicago warehouse organized a Safety Day, where the team engaged in interactive training to promote safety awareness. Learn about the various training exercises conducted during the event and how they both fostered camaraderie and enhanced safety knowledge.
Our warehouse in West Chicago, Illinois, specializes in anchor manufacturing. We offer a diverse range of products specifically designed for concrete and masonry applications. These products include anchors like our Titen HD® heavy-duty screw anchor and Wedge-All® wedge anchor, along with fasteners, drill bits, and chisels. We also provide adhesive formulations for anchoring and for repairing cracks in concrete.
Earlier this year, we held a Safety Day that included a spill response session, where employees had to clean up a mock spill; a hazard recognition session, where employees were asked to identify workplace hazards; and an emergency action plan session, where employees needed to find their nearest exit and the location of fire extinguishers. All these sessions were great hands-on exercises requiring employee problem solving and collaboration. The team also attended sessions about filling out incident reports and different types of PPE.
In addition to fostering a culture of safety, we also have a Safety Champion, Chris Stemple, who has been recognized for his exceptional dedication to safety. Chris consistently goes above and beyond in his workplace diligence and always demonstrates his willingness to step up in times of need, however small. His commitment to safety sets a commendable example for everyone around him. We sincerely appreciate Chris’s hard work and unwavering dedication to the well-being of our team.