Passion for safety
A company’s ability to maintain the highest standards, whether in safety, quality control or environmental excellence, depends largely on its employees. By investing in employee training and development, organisations foster a culture that promotes and encourages sustainable corporate success. This strategy is particularly true with regard to occupational health and safety. By Robin DeCarlo, Holcim (US), Inc.
Holcim (US) Inc (HUS), a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd and one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, strategically commits to safety through a number of initiatives. Currently, HUS has around 1800 employees as well as operates 12 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States.
In every plant and facility, the primary objective is to ensure no harm comes to any person and that each employee returns home safely at the end of the day. It is this prioritisation that has resulted in numerous safety milestones achieved over the past year. The Company Total Injury Frequency Rate has decreased by 20 per cent between 2011 and 2012 and by 36 per cent since 2009. In the corresponding period, Lost Time Injury (LTI) frequency rates have declined by 45 and 40 per cent, respectively.