Always changing, always improving… the Vulcan safety program encourages and encompasses the definition of continuous improvement. The most recent improvement was just announced and we feel certain that the change is going to have a definite positive impact across the corporation.
So what’s changed you ask?
- The name of the group of individuals in charge of safety at Vulcan. Previously dubbed The Vulcan Corporate Safety Committee, this group was comprised of a select group of managers. This group has now been renamed The Vulcan Safety Team and has been restructured to include one hourly employee and one salary employee from each division.
What difference will this make?
- The word team when compared to committee is a much better representation of what we are striving for. We want safety to be a TEAM effort, not just a set of rules outlined by a group that doesn’t have direct involvement in the concerns at hand. As our program has evolved, it is obvious that some of the best suggestions, recommendations and ideas are derived from employees working on the production floor every day. By developing a diverse group of hourly and salary employees, we are able to now analyze, discuss and decide on safety items while considering all angles.
What will stay the same?
- Our commitment to putting the safety of our employees and campus visitors first and foremost. Our Plant Safety Teams (consisting of a rotating group of production employees) will also remain in place and will work alongside the Vulcan Safety Team.
We are excited about these changes and would like to encourage our customers, vendors and industry affiliates to make the same commitment to safety by:
1) Making safety a priority.
2) Developing a plan to incorporate safety into every aspect of your business.
3) Working to continuously improve the safety program you put into place.