G&K Services Offers Solutions to Improve Employee Safety During National Safety Month

June 6, 2016

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MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK) a leading provider of uniform and facility services programs, is joining organizations across the United States to raise awareness and improve workplace safety during National Safety Month. To support this year’s four weekly safety themes, G&K recommends the following proactive strategies to keep your employees safe on the job:

Week 1: Stand Ready to Respond
If an accident occurs in your workplace, a well-equipped first aid kit is essential. All employees should know where the first aid kit is located and inventory should be inspected and restocked regularly.

Week 2: Be Healthy
Working in hot conditions may cause employees to suffer from heat stress. Vented uniforms can reduce this risk, using mesh vents to create more airflow to cool down the wearer. This is especially true for people that require flame resistant clothing. Any at-risk employees should be reminded to take breaks as necessary and drink plenty of fluids.

Week 3: Watch Out for Dangers
Employees tasked with working around electrical equipment face the potential of an arc flash incident. Protect against burn injuries by outfitting your team with arc-rated clothing. Arc rated uniforms should comply with NFPA 70e to ensure worker safety.

Week 4: Share Roads Safely
The summer travel season brings added road traffic and congestion, making employee visibility more important than ever. Protect employees working near roadways by outfitting them with enhanced or high-visibility garments.

Applying these simple safety procedures can help reduce your company’s incident rate, not just in June, but in all the months ahead. For more information on how G&K Services can help your business improve workplace safety, visit www.gkservices.com.

About G&K Services, Inc.
G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has 8,000 employees serving approximately 170,000 customer locations from 165 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information visit www.gkservices.com.

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