June is National Safety Month and the TDS Safety and Security Team works every day to prevent on-the-job injuries for our associates.
“There is nothing more important than the safety of our associates in the field,” said Vice President of Field Services Andrew Buchert. “Our field service technicians’ day is filled with potential hazards, and we rely on our safety team to train everyone on how to safely perform their daily tasks.”
In 2023, 5,190 workers lost their lives to work-related injuries, and an additional 2,607,900 workers were injured on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This June, the National Safety Council encourages employers and individuals alike to be safety role models on and off the job because it just may prevent an injury or save a life.
National Safety Month, now in its 27th year, will focus on a different theme every week. This year’s themes are:
- Week 1: Emergency Preparedness
- Week 2: Slips, Trips and Falls
- Week 3: Heat-Related Illness
- Week 4: Hazard Recognition
How the TDS Safety Team Responds
Emergency Outage Commissions
When TDS has weather-related or major outages, TDS holds a safety briefing about weather conditions with the local FSTs before they head out into the field.
TDS takes customer threats against our associates very seriously. If we have a threatening situation, we stop dispatches to that home immediately until we can talk to the customer and find out what’s going on.
First aid and safety
The TDS team teaches our field services technicians CPR, first aid, and how to use safety equipment such as fire extinguishers. These courses not only help keep our associates safe, but our customers too.