Sentry Joins Organizations Across the Nation in Recognizing National Safety Month
Sentry Electrical Group believes a project is not completed successfully unless it is completed safely. Safety is a leading value that the organization has prioritized since it was established in 2006. Throughout June – which is National Safety Council’s National Safety Month – Sentry Electrical Group takes time to recognize workplace safety.
In 2019, 5,333 workplace fatalities were recorded. That is the greatest number of recorded work-related deaths since 2007. The mission of the NSC’s annual National Safety Month – which is celebrating its 25th anniversary – is to keep workers safe both on and off the clock.
“It is all too easy to get caught up in work and not consciously think about safe work practices. That’s why safety is at the root of our processes and routine practices,” said Davis Webb, safety director at Sentry Electrical Group. “But it’s important to still routinely stop and evaluate your crew’s safe work practices. Ask yourselves: ‘Are we wearing correct PPE? Are we using the right tool for the job? Did we properly secure the area? Are we doing our work the safest way possible?’ Sometimes we just need to pause for a moment—both as a team and as individuals— to make sure that we are prioritizing safe work no matter the situation. That’s what National Safety Month is all about.”
The National Safety Council encourages organizations participating in National Safety Month to focus on one safety topic each week of the month.
- WEEK 1: Prevent Incidents Before They Start
- WEEK 2: Address Ongoing COVID-19 Safety Concerns
- WEEK 3: It’s Vital to Feel Safe on the Job
- WEEK 4: Advance Your Safety Journey
As a leading electrical contractor, Sentry initiates discussions around these topics as they pertain to their renewable energy, utility, and industrial construction services.
“It’s pretty cool that not only are employees throughout our organization focusing on these four safety topics, but also workers across the nation,” said Davis. “With this design, I believe we can reverse the trend of workplace fatalities and injuries to keep all workers across the nation safe every day.”