In the fight against COVID-19, education has proven to be one of our greatest weapons, even as disseminating information and resources continues to be an ongoing challenge for communities everywhere.
Since the onset of COVID-19, Parker has moved rapidly to protect the health and safety of its team members and communities—and that means placing new emphasis on what happens after people leave the workplace. To that end, Parker Aerospace recently partnered with the Suffolk County Executive’s Office in New York State to provide bilingual “safe at home” training to team members in Hauppauge, just 45 miles east of New York City.
The goal of the training was to bring awareness to the importance of actively preventing the spread of coronavirus and deliver in-depth information on staying healthy at work, at home and in the community.
Small groups of socially-distanced team members set up on the lawn outside the facility as the county representative shared health and safety tips and helped to dispel common misconceptions about the virus. In all, more than 100 Parker team members attended the 20-minute sessions, which were presented in both English and Spanish.
“For me, it’s excellent because I was able to understand everything I was told pertaining to COVID-19,” says Gloria Ferreira, a wire specialist at the Hauppauge plant. “Being that Spanish is my first language, it was much easier for me to understand the information without having to decipher some of the English words I don’t quite grasp the meaning of.”
Parker’s Aerospace Group also launched a COVID-19 informational campaign, awareness kit and a safety pledge aimed at protecting families and promoting safe habits to help prevent the spread of the virus.
For Parker, responding with purpose in times of a pandemic has meant stepping up to support critical industries everywhere. And being there for our customers and communities starts with understanding that health and safety is an important responsibility which all team members share.