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INVOLVE FAMILIES
Consider how to make safety a family affair.
Vehicle visor photo-frames where drivers can
place a photo of their families can be a great
motivator for getting home safely at the end of
the day. Family members can also help support
their loved ones by encouraging safe behavior.
For example, because calls from family members during work hours can be a common
distraction for drivers, consider how you can
express this issue to family members. Sending
families a letter that shares the company's plans
for making safety a priority and outlining what
the family can do to help is a nice way to ask for
their support and to show care and concern.
REGULAR REMINDERS
Think about where you can put safety messages so that they stay top of mind throughout
the day. Vehicle stickers, keychains and office
bulletin boards can share safety messages
that help drive the point home for employees every day. Also consider selecting a safety
topic every month - which can range from safe
driving to ladder safety to proper protection
equipment - on which all employees can be
tested and documented in the field. This will
make safety training a consistent activity.

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Beyond taking better care of your employees and
keeping insurance costs down, an excellent safety
record can distinguish your company in the industry
and give you a competitive advantage.
REWARDING SAFE BEHAVIOR
Celebrating positive behavior can be an effective motivator. Consider how you can recognize
safety successes in your company. For example,
posters in your offices can record the number
of days that have passed without a safety incident. Or, a section in the company newsletter
could feature photos of employees demonstrating proper safety protocols. Seek out
opportunities to showcase your safety stars
and encourage everyone to follow suit.

and share the exit plan, and so on. This acts as
another regular reminder that safety is a key
part of everything you do.
Beyond taking better care of your employees and keeping insurance costs down, an
excellent safety record can distinguish your
company in the industry and give you a competitive advantage. Making safety a regular
part of the job is possible through proper planning and execution. It takes consistent effort,
but the results can be well worth it.  ●

INCLUDING SAFETY PROTOCOLS
IN ALL MEETINGS
Consider starting every company meeting
with a "Safety Minute," during which team
members are designated to fulfill a role should
an emergency occur. For example, someone
who is CPR certified would be responsible for
providing CPR, someone would be assigned to
call 911, someone else must take a headcount

David Bradford is chief financial officer for
Environmental Pest Service (EPS). EPS operates
four brands: Arrow Environmental Services
in West Central Florida, Bug Out Service in
North Florida, Skyline Pest Solutions in metro
Atlanta, and State Pest Control in Central
North Carolina. David can be reached at
dbradford@environmentalpestservice.com or
(813) 830-9707.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PestWorld - September/October 2017

President’s Message
Employment Law 101
Safety First
Nine Legal Problems You Can Avoid
Making Safety Part of the Job
Pestworld Preview
Lyme Disease: A Clinical Look at a Multisystem Disorder
Marketing Corner: Five Steps to Nail a Media Interview
Standards: Qualitypro Charts the Future of Credentialing
Ask the Expert
The Cost of a Data Breach Could Put Your Pest Control Operation Out of Business
Membership Programs: The New Npma Health Insurance Exchange
Calendar of Events
Index of Advertisers
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - intro
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover1
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover2
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 3
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 4
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 5
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 6
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 7
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - President’s Message
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 9
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Employment Law 101
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 11
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 12
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 13
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Safety First
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 15
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 16
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 17
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Nine Legal Problems You Can Avoid
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 19
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 20
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 21
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Making Safety Part of the Job
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 23
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 24
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 25
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Pestworld Preview
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 27
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 28
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 29
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 30
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Lyme Disease: A Clinical Look at a Multisystem Disorder
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 32
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 33
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Marketing Corner: Five Steps to Nail a Media Interview
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 35
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Standards: Qualitypro Charts the Future of Credentialing
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 37
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 38
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Ask the Expert
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - The Cost of a Data Breach Could Put Your Pest Control Operation Out of Business
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 41
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 42
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Membership Programs: The New Npma Health Insurance Exchange
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 44
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Calendar of Events
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Index of Advertisers
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover3
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover4
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