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Safety Training or Hospital Bills?

Friday, January 29, 2016  
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By Jason York, EZ Window Cleaning

A friend of mine had an employee get injured while working a couple of months ago. The employee was not following the safety rules that were discussed during his orientation with my friend’s company. The total expenses for the hospital visit were a total of $3,500 and the employee was unable to work for three days. That’s an expensive “small” injury. Now, imagine if that employee broke a limb or had a spinal injury? Or, even worse, death?

Most of you reading this, say to yourself, “They trained their employee during
orientation.” They did their due diligence. That’s true. But, we have found at our
company that our employees start to tune out our voice. After so many meetings and training sessions, they just don’t respond to our message.

Next month is the IWCA is holding its 27th Annual Convention in Miramar Beach, FL. It is a great place to synergize with other window cleaners and learn more about our industry. Every Convention registration includes IWCA safety training. To get that quality of training somewhere else would cost about the same as the total Convention registration. At the convention, you get safety training along with the other educational sessions and networking opportunities. That’s MUCH cheaper than staying in a hospital ER…

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