Richardson, Texas, USA — The Crosby Group, a global leader in lifting, rigging, and load securement hardware, announced its Vaccine Support Program to facilitate the ability of its team members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Available to all employees globally, the program provides team members with four additional hours of sick leave, paid time off, or equivalent to offset any work time missed after completion of the COVID-19 vaccine. Local site leadership will also work with team members to accommodate and support individuals experiencing post-vaccine side-effects that may impact their ability to safely come to work.

Robert Desel, CEO of The Crosby Group, said: “Safety is core to who we are, and we don’t want our employees choosing between getting the vaccine and earning a full paycheck.  Our Vaccine Support Program removes that barrier and supports our team of essential workers.  Throughout the pandemic, we have been committed to our core value of Safety, both for our employees and our customers.  This program is the next logical step in doing our part to keep our team members, their families, and the communities in which we operate safe.”

At the onset of the pandemic, The Crosby Group formed a Pandemic Safety Council with internal leadership and outside medical experts to monitor and advise on best practices.  This led to a multifaceted safety program to stop the spread of COVID-19 including: work from home, travel restrictions and guidelines, site health screening procedures, social distancing policies, increased cleaning protocols, virtual customer support and training, modified and flexible work schedules, and other mitigation measures consistent with the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

“A safe and healthy team is critical to our mission of supplying lifting, rigging, and securement products that are used in manufacturing, defense, and infrastructure development,” continued Desel.  “As an essential business, we are proud to support the safety of our team, communities, and customers.”