安全 is our Mindset Serves as 纸 Industry Employee 安全 Motto
安全 is more than a goal for the paper and wood products industry - it’s a mindset. 发展的人, implement and monitor safety programs to help keep our employees safe are a key component to achieving “Goal Zero.”
Heather Stein works at Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Mosinee Plant in Wisconsin as a safety manager. Her driving force 每一天 is sending each of her colleagues home to their loved ones in the same condition or better than when they came to work.
“The paper industry has a highly skilled workforce that is required to complete some safety-intense tasks each day,”斯坦说. “This helps to reinforce the motto ‘live, work, play safe.“电子竞技赌注的软件生活, 工作和娱乐都要安全, 每一天, so that we can continue to participate in the activities we are passionate about with our families.”
The papermaking process is complex and has a unique set of safety risks throughout. It is one of the reasons Stein believes our industry must be a leader in safety, which sometimes means thinking outside the box and challenging longstanding beliefs.
“I think the biggest changes have been an overall culture shift, and improvements around ergonomics. We have had to make changes away from the thought process of ‘we’ve done it this way for years’ to maintain a competitive place in the ever-changing industry while staying safe,”她说.
当新型冠状病毒肺炎大流行带来挑战时, thinking outside the box about safety became critical. Something as basic as providing on the job training needed to be revamped for social distancing, 以及提供安全, 给员工提供休息的好地方.
“在大流行开始的时候, we had to create new protocols in a matter of days, and those protocols regularly changed as we learned more about the virus,”斯坦说. “然而, it taught us that we have the ability to react rapidly and keep team members safe no matter what the challenge.”
There’s one thing the 新型冠状病毒肺炎 pandemic and day-to-day safety protocols have in common and that’s a continued cultivation of a safety culture. It’s also how the industry continues to strive for a “Goal Zero” industry.
“I believe hazard recognition is the key to continually achieving zero incidents. Complacency is an easy trap to fall into after you have worked a job for a length of time,”斯坦说.
“Employee engagement and involvement is a driving force in the success of safety programs. It takes everyone working towards the same common goal to be able to achieve the goal of zero incidents,”斯坦说.