SoloProtect Presents Lone Worker Safety to American Society of Safety Engineers
Richard Hambrick of SoloProtect presented to ASSE Region 3 to address lone worker safety and how it should be handled.
(Coppell, TX) Richard Hambrick, Vice President at SoloProtect, spoke at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Region 3 Event at the Southwestern Energy Center in Spring, TX on June 18, 2015 at 11:00 am. The Council held their regular monthly meeting with a focus on safety in the Houston area.
According to OSHA, there were 4,525 work-related fatalities in the U.S. in 2013. This is an average of 88 workplace fatalities each day, or 12 an hour. The Bureau of Labor Statistics records 1,162,210 days lost to injury or illness in the same year. These statistics provide substantial reasoning that more can be done when it comes to lone worker safety.
Hambrick will spoke on the topic of Lone Worker Safety: The Need Is Here. Are You Filling It? The presentation focuses on promoting dynamic risk assessment among employees, the shortcomings of GPS and cellular phones and lone worker safety best practices. Hambrick will also focus on the importance of a clearly communicated policy and how to achieve buy-in from end users, field managers and executives to create a safer workplace for lone working employees.
“There are enough risks that every worker faces on a day-to-day basis. Companies just cannot afford to leave their employees who work alone without protection, and there are simple preventative measures that they can take. I want employers to be aware of the safety options that they have,” says Hambrick.
Hambrick came to SoloProtect in August 2014 from its parent company, Kings III Emergency Communications, as its Director of Sales. He has been involved in the Emergency Communications/ Life Safety and Electronic Security industry since 1981 with experiences in all phases of those service industries, including financial, operational, sales and central station management and development. In addition to his job role, he speaks throughout the country to companies, associations and various groups on Lone Worker Safety issues.
With 25 years of experience, Kings III Emergency Communications is the nation’s only full service provider of emergency communication solutions, providing monitoring services throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2013, Kings III acquired UK based lone worker specialist SoloProtect to expand the service into the North American market and to supply class-leading worker safety solutions globally. SoloProtect is a lone worker safety solution that allows employers to help ensure that every employee returns safely at the end of a hard day’s work. It pairs the award-winning ISO9001 certified Identicom device with Kings III industry leading emergency communications and monitoring to deliver a worker safety solution unprecedented in the United States. For more information, visit www.soloprotect.com/us.
Allie Lewis, Content Marketing Specialist
Article Published 7.9.2015