Did you know that last month was National Safety Month? In 1996, the National Safety Council (NSC) established June as National Safety Month in the United States. The goal of this Summer Safety Month is to increase public awareness of the leading safety and health risks that are increased in the summer months to decrease the number of injuries and deaths at homes and workplaces. The areas of safety are split into 4 parts: musculoskeletal disorders, workplace impairment, injury prevention and slips, trips and falls. In the summer months, we typically see more dehydration and other heat-related illnesses due to the warm temperatures, car accidents and fatalities due to higher traffic volumes from vacationing, injuries from outdoor activities such as the swimming pool or bicycling, and more. By putting emphasis on these areas of safety in the workplace, an employer as well as the employee can protect themselves from injury or harm. Knowing that the following 4 areas are prominent when it comes to the workplace, one can focus on their prevention through education and training.
In recent months we have seen several energy providers declaring bankruptcy, closing up shop and cancelling contracts, leaving customers abandoned in the process. This leaves you wondering what you should do next, and how your provider could leave you high and dry. We have seen many energy companies come and go over the 27 years we’ve been in business – and we can guarantee you that UGI Energy Services is here to stay. We have the assets to back us up.
Today, April 28th, is World Day for Safety and Health at Work! Maintaining a safe and secure workplace is an important part of UGI Energy Service’s commitment to safety and wellbeing for our employees. Together as a team, we can prevent work place accidents from happening to assure injuries do not take place. Awareness and continuous training are ways that we make sure our employees know what safety measures should be taken at all times. Each one of us is responsible to not only protect ourselves, but ensure we do not endanger others as well. A safe workplace is a happy workplace, as it provides employees the environment to effectively do their jobs.
Spring has sprung! Gone are the days of frigid temps, snowy nights & having to heat up your car before going anywhere! (Okay, so maybe it did snow this week, but we can have high hopes it was the last one of the season!) Spirits are high and everyone is happy to be able to be outside instead of cooped up at home or in the office. Spring is an opportunity to start clean and refresh everything for the warmer months ahead. This goes for more than just one’s self and wellbeing – it also applies to the home & to the business! We have put together some ways to prepare your office or business for spring – and we hope this allows for a fresh start for this season.
Now, more than ever, we are in need of the talent of women and girls when it comes to science. To celebrate females that have made a difference globally for the sciences, as well as continue to push forward with equality of gender within the field – February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It is critical that we use the full participation and leadership of females in the science and technology communities. By shattering stereotypes, we are able to recognize that women play an important role, if not more, in these areas.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season draws near, it is a perfect time to reflect on all we have to be grateful. This is the time of year to count our blessings, and give back to those that may not have the same advantages that we do. Supporting our local communities through the United Way is one of the ways UGI Energy Services employees give back. From providing monetary donations to volunteering, hundreds of thousands of people in Berks County are served through 80 programs at 33 partner agencies supported by the United Way. Each year, UGI Energy Services campaigns to raise money to support the United Way. The campaign includes a loaned campaign specialist (LCS) from our business, giving out incentives to encourage donations, creating videos on why we should donate, and more. As the year comes to a close, the final results of our United Way campaign are here!
We are pleased to announce that Brad Hall, who retired as President of UGI Energy Services in 2015, and with his wife Barbara, are the recent recipients of the Wilbur H. Doran Award through the United Way of Reading and Berks County. This is the highest honor of volunteer recognition offered by the United Way. Brad and Barb have an extensive history with the United Way – serving as volunteers and leaders for the Community Impact efforts, leading the charge with the Ready.Set.READ! initiative and co-chairing the 2015 United Way campaign that raised over $10 million. If anyone deserves this award, it is this couple! As a company we could not be more proud of all they have accomplished for our community.
When we think of Texas weather, relatively warm and temperate days come to mind, even in the winter. Last month, Northern Texas reached record-breaking cold temperatures that greatly affected residents of the state. Texans experienced freezing conditions and accumulating snowfall, and many were left without power and heat. Luckily, the temperatures are back to normal now – however, not only was North Texas affected but the rest of the nation was as well. Here at UGI Energy Services (UGIES), you can be sure that in a situation like the one just seen in Texas, we would walk you through each step of resolving these issues and how it correlates to your energy bill.