Marshall Safety Saturday
On Saturday, June 11, 2016, General Cable’s Marshall Facility hosted a Safety Saturday at the plant for more than 300 team members and their families. The purpose of the event was to promote safety not only in the workplace but to encourage the team members and their families to utilize safety beset practices at home as well. The event included many vendors focused on promoting safety. Texas Snakes & More brought examples of indigenous wildlife native to the East Texas region in order to heighten safety awareness for the Marshall team and their families.
Non-venomous snakes on display at Marshall’s Safety Saturday event.
Heat is another safety topic of extreme importance during this time of the year in Texas. Water and Summer Safety was presented by the local Boys and Girls Club. The local volunteer fire department also set up a fire truck and had experts on hand to talk about fire safety.
Marshall team member Damian Jenkins and his son, Kade.
Several safety activities were focused on our children and grandchildren, bringing the attention back to the home and the people we care about. The SafeStart video, Boo Boo Bandits, had multiple showings throughout the event to increase safety awareness among our children. After the video, the children participated in a Hazard Hunt using the same terminology from the video.
Other festivities included a Marshall Plant tour, a Marshall Tech Center tour, Why I Work Safe Collage Creation, face painting, balloon art, and values calendar artwork creation. The four-hour event engaged the Marshall team and their families in safety and demonstrated greater pride and caring in our place of work. The event was a huge success and supported all six of our company values, not just safety, and brought the Marshall team closer together.
Children of Marshall team members participated in the Hazard Hunt activity.
Edna Dixon, wife of team member, Rod Dixon, and their four grandchildren, Journee, Jada, Dayana, and Syani.