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Labor Day is more than just a holiday for family cookouts over a long weekend. It’s a time to honor workers of generations past and to remember that our country wouldn’t be what it is today without the hard work and dedication of the entire nation’s workforce. Whether you work in an office wearing a suit or out in the field wearing muddy boots, your work is appreciated.


It’s also a great time to thank your employees for their hard work in your company and to remind them of how important their safety and well-being is while they’re under your supervision. Here are a few ways you can share some Labor Day safety reminders and thank-you messages to your whole team for the holiday.


Host a Company Luncheon

Everyone loves a good meal. You can plan to provide a lunch— and maybe extend their lunch break for the day—as a thoughtful reminder for your team. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. A catered lunch, pizza delivery, or even a potluck get-together are all great ways to bring everyone together to celebrate Labor Day and what it stands for.


While you’ve got your employees gathered, share a few words from company leaders that will help to show your appreciation for all that they do. Sure, they’re getting paid to work for you, but it’s easy to forget that employers and managers are people who notice and who care.


Send a Thank-You Message

For larger companies with hundreds or thousands of employees, a company-wide lunch might not be a doable task. That’s okay! You can still show your appreciation by sending out a personal message to your team. We recommend recording a short video involving a few company leaders—don’t worry; you can do it with a smartphone! Seeing that you’re taking the time to do this will give everyone a little boost for their workday.


While you’re at it, provide some helpful information that can keep employees safe on the job. Little reminders can go a long way in keeping everyone safe. Maybe you found a short video that helps to address a recurring issue in your workplace. Send it to them! Even a fun cartoon will make an impact.


Provide Coffee and Donuts

Many of your employees might have a pretty early shift. Who doesn’t appreciate coffee and donuts at the crack of dawn? It’s important for everyone to clock in awake, alert, and prepared for the day ahead, and a morning treat can help with that. Make sure you remind them of it, too! You can personally greet employees as they’re clocking in and grabbing their coffee, or you can leave a note nearby that shows your appreciation and explains why you want to help them get a strong start to their day.


However you choose to celebrate the holiday, make sure you’re giving at least a few Labor Day safety reminders and emphasizing the importance of workplace safety for your team. Your employees need to hear that they’re being noticed, appreciated, and cared for every day of the year.


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