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Joining Forces

As trade show season ramps up, many of the groups within the Timken umbrella are joining forces to attend events with a united presence. The joint trade show ventures are one of the many steps towards integrating our services and capabilities to reach a broader audience and serve a wider customer base with more solutions.

In April, Wazee Electric and Philly Gear will be attending the 116th annual Colorado Mining Association in Denver together to showcase our capabilities to mining companies around the Western US. The groups will have booths next to each other.

In May, H&N Wind will be attending the American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER show in Las Vegas with the Timken group to showcase bearing manufacturing and uptower service capabilities to the wind energy industry. Both groups will be sharing one co-branded booth. Here's a sneak peek at what is in the works:

Charitable Actions

Thank you to everyone who donated to the 'Favors' project to collect pet supplies for less fortunate families and the elderly. Collections are ongoing through March 31st in the Wazee Electrical Services office.

We'd like to recognize Mike K who shaved his head for St. Baldrick's – he is collecting donations. Every day 46 kids are diagnosed with cancer and 7 die. The St. Baldrick's Foundation raises money to fund research to find cures for childhood cancers, to give survivors long, healthy lives, and to get that fatality number to zero! Our own Mike K (customer service delivery driver) and his family went through this experience with his son, Andrew. Celebrate life and support Mike as he shaves his head along with thousands of others to raise awareness. 

Safety Corner

Slips and Falls- Avoid Slip-ups

Slips and falls are the leading cause of workplace injuries. There are several simple and quick steps we can all take to prevent these types of injuries and keep all work areas (and your homes) safe for all.

Good housekeeping practices are key.

To maintain an effective housekeeping program, it's best to plan ahead and assign clear responsibilities (possibly designate a specific person or group to certain areas/clean-up duties, etc. or assign each worker to maintain their own area).

Reduce wet or slippery surfaces.

Traction on outdoor surfaces can change considerably when weather conditions change. Those conditions can then affect indoor surfaces as moisture is tracked in by pedestrian traffic. Traction-control procedures should be constantly monitored for their effectiveness. Remove snow/ice when possible – even suspend use of affected areas in extreme cases, and use adhesive stripping or anti-skid paint whenever possible.

Avoid creating obstacles in aisles and walkways.

Injuries can also result from trips caused by obstacles, clutter, materials and equipment in aisles, corridors, entranceways, and stairwells. Proper housekeeping in work and traffic areas is still the most effective control measure in avoiding the proliferation of these types of hazards. Be sure to keep all work areas, passageways, storerooms, and service areas clean and orderly by avoiding stringing cords, cables and hoses across hallways or in any designated aisle. Conduct periodic inspections for slip and trip hazards.

Create and maintain proper lighting.

Use proper illumination in walkways, staircases, hallways, etc. to keep work areas well lit and clean. Upon entering a darkened room, always turn on the light first and keep areas around light switches clear and accessible. Repair fixtures, switches and cords immediately if they malfunction.