Stokes Equipment Company has placed the highest priority on workplace safety and safety training. That commitment has come from the very top of the organization. Each and every day we strive to make Safety awareness a part of our corporate DNA.
It all starts with our Safety Committee. The Safety Committee is the vehicle that assures that everyone at Stokes has a voice in shaping and enhancing our corporate culture of Safety. The Committee is empowered by management to spearhead all safety initiatives. Their work is evident in every aspect of Safety at Stokes Equipment. Since 2006 the Safety Committee has been certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Bureau of Workman’s Compensation.
Training is how we move Safety from theory to practice. We recognize that training is the chief component of making safety an integral part of everything we do. Our training regimen, comprised of OSHA standards training, factory training, hazard recognition and the best work practices, is ongoing. All of our techs receive OSHA 10 Hour training within their first year of employment. Seven of our current techs have OSHA 30 certification. All techs are Fork Lift and Aerial Lift certified and has current Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification. Our Safety Program has passed muster with some of the most safety conscious companies and contractors in the world as well as organizations such as ISNetworld, BROWZE, and Picsauditing. In short, there are no better trained service techs in the material handling industry.
- Stokes Equipment Company has placed the highest priority on workplace safety and training
- Safety Committee is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workman’s Compensation since 2006
- Stokes Equipment Company has implemented a Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy since 2000
- Safety Director has over 10 years Health and Safety experience
- Safety Director has been authorized in OSHA 510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry and OSHA 500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry (updated OSHA 502 course 2013)
- Stokes Equipment has utilized JJ Keller Online for Safety Training and recordkeeping since 2007
- Seven current Service Technicians have received course completion cards for the OSHA 30 Hour Training for the Construction Industry as of June, 2012
- All Service Technicians receive OSHA 10 Hour Training within 1 year of employment
- All Service Technicians are Red Cross certified in First Aid and CPR
- All Service Technicians receive quarterly OSHA Training in topics such as Blood borne Pathogens, Electrical Safety for Construction, NFPA 70E, Fall Protection for Construction, Ladders and Stairs, Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO), PPE, HAZCOM 2012, Defensive Driving, Compressed Gases, etc.
- All Service Technicians have Fork Lift Certifications. Training is updated every 3 years as mandated by OSHA
- All Service Technicians have Scissors Lift Certification
- All Service Technicians training documentation is available upon request