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Pet Care Worker Safety: Let’s Safely Start the New Year

by Ben Day

New Year. New You. New Clients. New Challenges. New Successes. New Government Administration.

As with each new year, when a new administration takes the reins we don’t know what may be coming in the form of new regulations. So, please consider these suggestions with regard to the safety of both animals and humans.

Fire Extinguishers
First, let’s not forget to check those fire extinguishers, then, make sure your team members know how to operate them.

Safety Programs

Secondly, by now you have no doubt dusted off your Safety Programs and reviewed/revised them. Right?

Annual Safety Training
Knowing how all IBPSA Members are always on top of things, you certainly have either completed your Annual Safety Training (Hazcom, etc.) or they are scheduled for early this quarter. Yes?

Emergency Action Plan
And you overachievers – you know who you are – you have already updated your Emergency Action Plan because spring thunderstorms are right around the corner.

The point is this: no matter if the safety regulations for the United States or any other country are more restrictive or less restrictive with new a new administration, wouldn’t it behoove everyone to follow through with safety preparedness?

If your question is why spend the time and money you? The answer is simple: the protection of your greatest asset – your employees – is worth it! No employees, no clients, no business.


As owner of Ben Day Business Consultants, a company that enables business owners to cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, employee benefits, payroll and workers compensation, Ben Day is well-acquainted with the practical details of running of a successful business. A native Texan who worked in the safety profession for over thirty years, he transitioned into the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) business, where he worked as a Safety Consultant, Loss Control Manager, and Vice President of Risk Management. Ben is an acclaimed speaker who has brought his message of how to set up an effective Safety Program to large industry groups across the United States on how to protect your greatest asset – your employees. He holds certifications in the fields of Safety/Risk Management and Loss Control and instructs in CPR/Medic First Aid and Safety.