The Turtle Club: For People Who Do Things Right!
Most news is made when things go wrong. But shouldn't employees get recognition for doing things right? That's the reason The Turtle Club was founded. This organization is dedicated to saving lives and preventing injuries by promoting the acceptance and use of hard hats. Industrial accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, and wearing required head protection can reduce the risk of serious injury. The Turtle Club honors men and women who escaped injury because they were wearing hard hats at the time of industrial accidents.
A Different Kind of Safety Incentive
Safety professionals are always looking for new ways to promote safety both on and off the job. While incentives and awards programs are excellent, most focus on accident prevention. The Turtle Club is a participatory program for workers that have proven to be a valuable adjunct to traditional industry head protection safety efforts.
Over 50 Years and Still Going Strong
The Turtle Club was founded in 1946 by C. R. "Rusty" Rustemeyer, Safety Director at Canadian Forest Products, Ltd. In 1950, Mr. Edward W. Bullard, Sr., was then appointed the Turtle Club sponsor. This appointment was particularly appropriate since, in 1919, Mr. Bullard developed the industries' first universally accepted hard hat, the original "Hard Boiled" hat. Today the club's international sponsor is Mr. E. D. "Jed" Bullard, grandson of E. W. Bullard. Because of Jed Bullard's commitment and efforts, interest in the club remains active, and membership continues