Selfie For Safety

“Selfie for Safety” Community Service Campaign

Selfie for Safety

Recognizing that the future of American manufacturing lies with today’s students, Rockford Systems, LLC today launched its “Selfie for Safety” campaign to raise student awareness of the importance of machine safeguarding and to help fund the upgrading of safety equipment in the machine shops of several high schools in Rockford, Illinois, where the company’s headquarters has been located since 1971.

The campaign launches today in observation of the 2017 World Day for Safety & Health, an annual event that focuses international attention on the prevention of occupational accidents. Hosted on Rockford Systems’ Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages, the campaign encourages students, machinists, Do-It-Yourselfer’s, manufacturers or anyone who uses machinery and values safety to submit a “selfie” of themselves standing next to their favorite machine. For every “Selfie for Safety” it receives, Rockford Systems will donate resources towards conducting a full survey of a local high school’s machine shop to determine the safeguarding equipment required for OSHA CFR 1910 and ANSI B11 compliance, as well as the purchase and installation of that equipment.

Those who post a Selfie for Safety will receive a free Rockford Systems t-shirt (while supplies last, limit one per person) and be recognized by their peers for their contribution. The company hopes to expand the Selfie for Safety program to include additional high schools nationwide.

Selfie for Safety Shirt

“Our goal is to help keep metal-working students safe by guarding shop machines all four public high-schools in our hometown of Rockford, IL within the next 3 years,” said Carrie Halle, VP of Marketing for Rockford Systems. “We will also be teaching proper safety techniques to students who are the future of American manufacturing.”

WREX video clip about the Selfie for Safety program.

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Follow these easy steps to participate in the “Selfie for Safety” campaign:

  1. Take a selfie standing next to any metal fabrication machine (either at work*, school or home)
  2. Post your pic on Rockford Systems’ Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin pages
  3. Tag your pic #selfieforsafety
  4. Get a FREE t-shirt by providing your fulfillment information** at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/selfieforsafety

Your participation will show the world that you care about machine safety. As your partner in safety, Rockford Systems looks forward to promoting the safe future of American manufacturing.

For additional questions, please contact msi@rockfordsystems.com.

Feel free to download and share the Selfie For Safety flyer.

Thank you for your support!

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