C.W. Silver Industrial Services
Salt Lake City, Utah.
At our company operations meetings, we discuss goals and achievements in safety, quality, and productivity. We believe these areas are the basis, or foundation, for our success and provide stability and support, much as the legs of a stool. We start each meeting with a safety tip and/ or discussion. After safety we cover quality issues, then productivity and other business related items. Safety is always first.
Having worked for both large and small companies during my career, I feel fortunate to have been part of a variety of safety programs, ranging from very sophisticated ones to simple, common sense ones. While there is a valid argument for the elaborate safety programs with large volumes of written procedures, dedicated safety staff, complex incentives, fully integrated safety observation programs, strong disciplinary policies, and never ending statistical analysis, they don’t have to be.
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