Workplace Safety – Industry Week
Safety is the number one priority in almost all Mill Products & Mining customers. The attached article by Steve Minter in the Industry Week magazine talks about ‘Workplace Safety: Small Failures and the Occasional Catastrophe’. Note the quote at the end of the article from the CEO of Milliken & Co, one of our Mill Products customers, who are one of seven companies to win the World’s Most Ethical Companies award by Ethisphere Institute each year since 2007.
One of the key themes in the article is the role of changing attitude about workplace safety being responsible for much of the reduction in fatality and incident rates. Creating a corporate culture where safety truly is the number one priority is, I believe, an authentic goal for executives in leading Mill Products and Mining companies. The challenge is to consistently engage employees to make safety everyone’s responsibility.
Our SAP Environmental Health & Safety solutions provide tools that encourage all employees to participate in safety as a part of their daily work. Incident management communicates safety issues and enables subject-matter experts to respond, investigate, analyze, correct, prevent, and report incidents. Risk assessment facilitates comprehensive assessment of all environmental, health, and safety (EHS) risks and implement, manage, and communicate controls.
Management of change makes plant changes safer through automation and the use of templates, effective rules, and involvement of people. In addition to the actual functionality of these solutions is the easier to use interface for employees including mobile devices. Making it easier for employees to participate is key to creating a corporate safety culture.