"Our safety teams have been energized to take control of the safety aspects of our plant operations. They feel that they are the driving force behind a safe workplace, without the direct involvement of our management teams.
Additional benefits include increased feeling of empowerment to enact safe working practices, getting the entire group of associates involved and a very deep sense of responsibility for each other's safe working practices.
A huge side benefit is an increase in the communication between the production associates and the management team. They speak more freely and comfortably within the organization, and not just in the safety arena. We have numerous other plant issues that have been addressed and resolved that normally would not even have been communicated to the senior leadership of the location."
Tom Watts, President