Eastern has instituted a workplace safety program called Safety is No Accident. Our management works hard to ensure proper training for each individual. Safety videos as well as frequent safety meetings keep safety at the forefront of thought for our Associates. Workplace safety is about preventing injury and illness to Associates in the workplace. Therefore, it’s about protecting the Eastern’s most valuable asset: our Associates. By protecting the Associates’ well-being, Eastern also reduces the amount of money paid out in health insurance benefits, workers’ compensation benefits, and the cost of wages for temporary help. Also factor in saving the cost of lost-work hours (days away from work or restricted hours or job transfer), time spent in orienting temporary help, and the programs and services that may suffer due to fewer Associates, stress on those Associates who are picking up the absent workers’ share or, worse case, having to suspend or shut down a program due to lack of personnel.