RDO-Calbee Foods, LLC
RDO-Calbee Foods, LLC has participated in Safety Break for Oregon for the last four years. We make it a 5 day celebration of safety in the workplace. Each shift makes their own posters that center around the theme of SBFO. In 2010 Mr. Safety made an appearance and he has made an appearance every year since. We have games centered around PPE, Teamwork and Safe Work Practices with winners receiving safety related prizes. Every time you participate your name goes in to the Grand Participation Prize, so the more you play the better chance you have of winning. The week culminates in the drawing for the Grand Participation Prize. Last year's Grand Participation prize was a 26" Color TV and the year before a fully loaded BBQ. We also have a Soup, Salad and Safety Bar where Employee's enjoy a good meal and training together.
Putting SAFETY 1st has allowed RCF to be Incident Free two years of the last four. Our Employee's make safety is the center of their daily work activities. Participating in programs like Safety Break for Oregon only heightens their awarenes
Elizabeth "Liz" Morris
RDO-Calbee Foods, LLC
Fred Shearer & Sons Safety Break for Oregon
"Safety is not just a word with us but is incorporated into every part of our operation. We use the Safety Break event as a way to remind our employees of that mission through extra communications."
Fred Shearer & Sons
R & H Construction
"Since 2003, R & H Construction has participated in Safety Break. This year, each project held a safety meeting, which included subcontractors and office staff, and demonstrated our complete commitment to our safety program. Safety is a value that we take with us everyday, not just an activity we do to be in compliance."
Director of Safety
"We never participated in this before and it was a great learning opportunity to review safety
topics. There was a lot of creativity and group participation. Thank you for opening our eyes
to a new way to promote safety."
Safety committee chair
American Red Cross
"One of the best ways to stay safe is to keep your skills sharp. All American
Red Cross employees have to be current with CPR certification, but it doesn't mean we
don't need a brush up. For our Safety Break, we conducted a CPR drill, testing employees to
see if they remembered how to check, call and care for a victim. I'm happy to say everyone
passed with flying colors!"
Health & Safety Director
Oregon Trail Chapter
American Red Cross
Slayden Construction Group
"Safety Break for Oregon was a great opportunity for Slayden Construction Group to revisit what it means to be a SHARP employer. Our employees were rewarded with a BBQ lunch, and then received training on employer and safety committee responsibilities. All of our subcontractors attended each session and were reminded that safety is the responsibility of all contractors on a jobsite, not just the general contractor."
Vice President Safety and Equipment
Slayden Construction Group, Inc.
Oregon Water Resources Department
"We had a 'Play it Safe' roulette wheel with hazards and examples of ways to avoid those hazards. If you landed on one of the avoidance spots, you won a prize. People loved it!"
At Gerber Legendary Blades in Tigard, employees played safety-themed games, watched instructional DVDs and took part in demonstrations led by the company's safety committee.
"The safety event helped me be more aware of safety when working."
-Donna Kachelmeyer, Gerber Legendary Blades
Moonstruck Chocolate Co. took a culinary approach to Safety Break, with a soup, salad, and safety luncheon.
"In all, employees were treated to several superb soups and scrumptious salads, all served up with a side of safety! Over lunch, employees were divided into teams for a trivia quiz focused on the company's efforts to keep its facility safe, with the winning team being awarded safety-related prizes and the last-place team walking away with bandages and aspirin to nurse wounded egos. In the end, everyone learned a little something."
-Joanna Lawler, Moonstruck Chocolate Co.