Tow Professional

VOL6 ISS1 2017

Tow Professional is a comprehensive publication for the towing and recovery market. It is mailed directly to more than 29,000 decision makers including owners, presidents, CEO's and principals of towing companies throughout the United States.

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pair of gloves. I promise you based on 40 years of buying the best equipment and providing the best training and the best hard hats it is all a waste of money and time if we do not lead. When you go on scene or out to your maintenance shop will you be wearing the right PPE? When you walk up on one of your employees working in an unsafe manner or one con- trary to your company policy, will you walk on by. If we walk by a person in the shop standing on the top of the step lad- der, then we have just communicated to that employee that their unsafe behavior is acceptable. So, we are going to lead by example. We will provide the right training. We will even sit in on our own training. We will practice what we preach and most impor- tant to me we will "Walk the Talk". The OSHA General Duty Clause says, "Employers are required to provide their employees with a place of employment that is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees". In clos- ing, we as owners and managers, will send our employees home every day with all of the same body parts they came to work with. Even when some of those same employees might not agree with some of the Safety Policies. u Volume 6 • Issue 1 | | Tow Professional 29

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