Memorial (Hump)Day

Posted by Nick Schiltz on May 27


We hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. It's a more difficult time than ever to come together to honor and celebrate the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The tradition of gathering for commemorative events to honor the fallen dates back to the post Civil War era. They originally called it Decoration Day as over five thousand citizens gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to adorn the graves of twenty thousand Civil War soldiers with flowers.

Today, we're still coming together but in different ways. I have a friend living in New York City and every evening at 7:00pm he goes out on his roof and celebrates the city's healthcare workers. This simple act of clapping, cheering, and banging pots and pans reminds me of what our nation's history of warriors made their sacrifices for. This is just one example of the freedom they fought so hard to protect.

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ICYMI: We were recently featured in a Plant Services industrial safety article; New safety tech: Know your potential hazards and get prepared. The articles delves deep into industrial safety in regards to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and behavior around live voltage. I shared information on Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) statistics from just last year with record-breaking violations for the LOTO Standard 29 CFR 1910.147 “Control of Hazardous Energy”.

We're grateful they were able to publish actionable information on our Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESDs) that can lead to a reduction of risks, and even reduce violations when incorporated into a facility's written electrical safety program. Going beyond minimum compliance standards is crucial for saving lives!

As I was explaining to the author how our PESDs increase safety and productivity for both mechanical and electrical LOTO, our conversation shifted to how Grace prepared for the pandemic and how we engineered and ramped up production to create SafeSide face shields.

I was surprised to be quoted in the article for how well prepared and adaptable Grace has been throughout the pandemic. We're truly in good hands and will continue to provide the best "easy-to-do-business-with" service to you. We hope you're all doing well and staying safe and healthy!

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