Safety

8/5/22 - We encourage all team members to report all injuries no matter how minor and even near misses. For medical care see the plant nurse or a first responder immediately. Benefits include: Better medical care – even minor injuries like cuts, splinters, burns and soreness. Having the plant nurse or first responders review and treat your injury can prevent further complications and they can give guidance. Further arrangements can be made for professional medical care. Prevention – steps can be taken to prevent future occurrences and patterns can be observed to bring awareness to trends across the company Compliance – Midwest is required to report certain injuries and there can be fines if not done promptly By law it is the right of an employee to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation OR By law Midwest may not retaliate against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses

AUGUST IS AMERICAN ADVENTURES MONTH! Adventure and excitement brings about creativity, endurance, play and cohesiveness within you and your family and August is the perfect month to get in that last family outing before winter routines take over. Get out, enjoy the world, and celebrate what America has to offer! Send a picture of your vacation and you might make the newsletter and win a prize!

7/2/22 - HAND SAFETY An average of 180,000 hand-related injuries occurred on-the-job each year. All of these injuries are
preventable with proper safety training. A whopping 70% of those victims were not wearing protective gloves. The
other 30% were wearing gloves, BUT the gloves were either ill-fitting or the wrong type for the job.


JULY IS PARKS MONTH! Soak up the summer! Send us a picture of you at the park to be featured in the
newsletter and win a prize!