Empirehouse Takes Safety SeriouslyPosted on June 6, 2017, by Jennifer Klitzke
2017 AWAIR Safety Day
Empirehouse takes safety seriously. Each year Empirehouse holds mandatory company wide Right-to-Know Safety Training. This safety event offers specialized training and certifications that are unique to the shop, field, and office staff since industry standards are constantly changing.
Initially, the Empirehouse Safety Task Force, led by Safety & Quality Manager Jake Reining and employees Leslie Price, Molly Merz, Rachel Yechout, and Jeremy Meyer, had planned a full-day event on Thursday, June 1, 2017. However, it was encapsulated to a three-hour session beginning at 6AM to accommodate all of the projects we have in queue.
This annual safety event is one of the few times each year where Empirehouse office, shop, and field staff get to mingle with one another. It was great for the office and shop employees to meet all of the new field staff who have recently been hired.
After a delicious catered breakfast, Jake led us in morning stretch, and he provided instruction in important Safety Training which included Right-To-Know and Silica and Fall Protection.
Afterwards, Empirehouse Vice President Kristine Hutera and General Manager James Bringle talked about where the Company has been since 1950 and what’s led up to the success we are experiencing today.
Empirehouse President Mike Gilbert concluded our time together by talking about our future–where the Company is headed in the coming one, three, and ten years; the importance of our Core Values and Core Focus; and the Marketing Plan leadership has developed.
At this year’s Annual Safety AWAIR Day, participating Empirehouse employees were given a copy of the newly published 176-page Safety Manual, a Core Focus T-shirt, a travel mug, and a hard hat sticker commemorating the Company-wide AWAIR Safety Day training as well as honoring the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Several times a year, Empirehouse gives back to the community through serving events like Feed My Starving Children or contributing to charitable organizations such as Toys for Tots and Red Nose Day. This quarter Empirehouse has made a donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide including several Empirehouse family members and friends.