As we have said many times, a good way to get your safety message across is through safety posters. Posters have different themes – they may be serious, may display your state and federal laws, be funny, or encourage teamwork: Together Everyone Accomplishes More!  We have been fortunate to hear from many of our readers, who share the same concerns about safety for everyone, regardless of the location: work, home or play.  This week, we have been sharing some of those articles, accompanied by photos; we know you will enjoy them.  Tomorrow and Friday, we will feature two more guest posts.

Meanwhile, we’d like to introduce some of the new safety posters fromTexas America Safety Company, www.tasco-safety.com.  Anyone who works in the medical field, from hospitals, clinics, dentists, pharmacies, to other types of healthcare know that patient privacy is foremost, and they can be punished by fine and released from work if they give out unauthorized medical information.  Please refer to this new HIPAA poster.

You see exit routes almost everywhere, that say “You are here,” but do you really stop to figure out how to escape once you need to?  Another new poster spells it out for you: Know your emergency escape.  This gives the company a lead to the actual map you need to study and familiarize yourself with.

We just recently wrote about protecting our backs.  This back and exercise poster has some valuable information on relieving back pressure.  There are also new posters available on handling heat related illnesses, Everyone’s a Winner, Respirator Safety, and a general safety poster.  One of my favorites is “Attend Safety Meetings.”  You’ll see why!  In addition, there are posters available for just about every type of hazard you can imagine.

Any way we can communicate the importance of safety compliance in the workplace is of the utmost importance.  Posters play an important reminder that the company is interested in everyone’s safety.  A poster contest among workers with a dinner for two, or some other prize would be very entertaining for employees.  Funny or serious, posters need to be changed around pretty often so workers don’t get complacent and ignore them.  If they look for new ones ever so often, you know they are paying attention.  (Especially when there are fewer accidents!)  So, get your safety rules and regulations out and spread the word: Safety First!