With all of the snow and inclement weather we’ve experienced in the midwest these past few days, our next “Safe in the Moment” post is how to be safe when driving in snow and wet weather. We included wet weather because, well… we hope the snow will melt sometime!
Driving in Snow/Ice
The Weather Channel listed some great snow and ice driving tips. The best tip to staying safe while driving in bad weather is to avoid driving if at all possible. But if you need to brave the snow and ice, make sure your car is prepared and follow these tips below.
Driving in Wet Weather
Melting snow can cause wet roads and risky driving situations. Taking into account these simple tips from the National Safety Council can save your life.
While driving in snow, ice or wet weather conditions try to minimize distractions. Limit your cell phone use, adjusting the radio or anything that takes your attention off the road.
Excellent customer service is a core building block in which we operate, however, as a company we believe that it is important to fulfill the opportunities placed before us daily: to improve the communities in which we live. It’s our responsibility to join our employees in their charitable efforts to make a difference in the lives of those around us.
Ten years ago, in 2001, MH Equipment established our His First Foundation. Our Foundation was created to support our employees with their charitable efforts in the areas of faith, secular good works and acts of kindness. In addition to support and financial assistance given to charities through His First Foundation, in 2008 we added chartiable time as an employee benefit. Through charitable time, an employee can donate 8 hours a year of paid time off to a non profit charity of their choice.
This year, we will continue to invest in our communities by supporting our four corporate charities through hands-on volunteer work and donations.
You may have read our first weekly safety post about being Safe in the Moment. To prove that it’s effective, we wanted to share some important highlights within MH Equipment. This month, we had five of our branches reach injury-free milestones.
Being Safe in the Moment has helped MH Equipment make great strides towards being an injury free company. Because our safety performance is well above the industry average, we received awards from the National Safety Council and the Ohio BWC in 2010. Hopefully our posts about Being Safe in the Moment will help you and yours.
A shoulder sprain is stretching or partial tearing of the ligaments and capsule that support the shoulder, specifically, the glenohumeral joint. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connect bones to each other. The glenhumeral joint is the meeting of the upper arm bone, humerous, and the cup of the shoulder blade.
Main Causes of Shoulder Injury:
-Holding any muscle in one position too long
There is no safety precaution too small or trivial. Take proper steps to prevent all avoidable injuries and accidents.
Amy Bailey is the Operations Manager in Danville. We talk about having an MH Campus here in Danville. Our office is located off the street down in a holler. We have 3 different out buildings for storage and one little sales office located across the street, in addition to the main office and shop. We have been an active member of Vermilion Advantage (a local economic development organization) for the past several years. We sponsor several youth organizations and several employees volunteer their time to those same organizations. We are a very close, hardworking group. Everyone is a valuable member of our team and goes out of their way to help each other and make sure the Danville branch is a success.
This past summer the Danville Parks department opened “Fetch the Dog Park” just past the branch. It has been a huge success and sends a lot more traffic by our branch.
Here are a few fun facts about the branch employees:
Lynn Citizen is the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie bar maker in the World. We also receive wonderful treats from Lori’s mom, Fran, and Harl Miller’s wife, Deb. No one will ever go hungry at the Danville Branch.
Lori, our Receptionist, has a wonderful sense of humor and keeps us rolling all day long – she is very witty and you never know what is going to pop out of her mouth. George Haas, Field Technician, also has a wonderful sense of humor and keeps us smiling!
Keith Stark our Shop Technician and his 16 year old granddaughter Makayla race go-karts. Keith builds both the cars and motors and his granddaughter drives them. This past year she won the Animal Medium Championship, which tends to upset most of the men she races. Mike Ostrander, our Champaign Resident Technician, and his oldest son Mark, have spent the last several years in the Soap Box
Derby circuit. Mark had a very successful career over the past 7 years with 101 wins, 2 time National points Champion Overall, and a 3 time World Finalist.
MH has sponsored the Cayuga Chaos softball team for the past several years. This year they took home their league championship and won the year end tournament. They are coached by Amy Bailey, the Danville Operations Manager.
Lori knows every zip code for a 50 mile radius – she is a fountain of useless information. If you need to know anything, just ask Lori.
When our current truck driver started we had 3 John’s working at the branch so he quickly received the nickname “Trucker”. Even though he is the only John that still works at the Danville branch, he is still known by and will always be called “Trucker”.
People, Passion, Purpose. You’ve seen the phrase under our logo, on our websites, and on other social platforms, but what do they mean? Those three words are more than a tagline; they’re words we honor 24 hours a day.
People Matter. We treat MH employees fairly and with respect and in turn they treat our customers, vendors and community partners fairly and with respect. Conducting ourselves in appreciation that all people matter is a basic tenet of our vision.
Passion Inspires. Passion is the key to living life well. We strive to provide opportunities and assistance for those who are dedicated to serve our communities and business.
Purpose Unites. We have a purpose to serve and improve the lives of others. When we embrace that purpose, significant accomplishments are achieved.
In addition to selling high-quality material handling equipment, we also provide personal customer service with passion , establishing MH Equipment as a trustworthy partner and an employer of choice.
Welcome to MH Equipment’s new blog!
We’re excited to begin our blogging journey. On our blog, can expect to find relevant and useful information regarding the material handling industry, our company and more. Along the way, please offer any suggestions and/or comments you might have as to how we can make this a better ‘read’ for you.