Ron Clark, who is on the roughing machine in Dept 402, and represents the ground floor of the leather factory on the Accident Prevention Committee, takes his duties seriously, and is always safety-minded. This floor has, perhaps, a wider variety of machines than any other in the leather factory, and he has operated most of them.
So he is well qualified to stress the need of always using the safety precautions, which, he says, are of remarkably high standard, and, if applied properly, reduce the possibility of accidents to the absolute minimum.
“We are a steady, and, I hope, reliable crew on this floor,” says Clark, “but now and then, a young operator might be tempted to try to deal with things himself, instead of asking advice of an expert, or reporting any trouble.”
Another point to which Ron pays special attention is the handling of trollies. He encourages everyone to do this with thoughtfulness, and always to keep gangways clear.
From time to time, he asks operators if they have any ideas or problems about accident prevention, and, before every meeting of the committee, he visits them, and asks them if they have any matter they wish him to raise. In this way he keeps himself well known to everyone and maintains valuable contact.