Jefferson Solenoid Valves
20225 NE 15th Ct.
Miami, FL 33179
Morrison Bros. Co.
570 East 7th Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Founded in 1855
Stocked and Sold by
Morrison Bros. Co.
3/4” to 3” Connections
Bronze or Stainless Steel
Viton or Teflon Seals
Manufactured by: Sold by:
A Model for Your Safety Program
You can model your program on “Twenty-Seven
Attributes of Excellence of a Safety and Health Management Program.” It’s also helpful in performing baseline
audits of existing safety programs.
These steps are most helpful:
• Establish clear safety goals and objectives. Include
these attainable goals and objectives in a written policy.
Remember, employees will not meet unattainable goals,
and they’ll get discouraged. Set challenging, realistic goals.
• Make safety and health resources available to
employees. If a full-time safety and health position is
unrealistic, assign an employee to own workplace safety
and health. Seek vendors for training and resources.
• Outline company-specific work rules. For example,
compile a list of 30 quick, easy to follow rules that cover
PPE, housekeeping, fuel deliveries, etc.
• Install a hazard and incident reporting system.
Reporting systems show employees we value their experiences and are dedicated to their safety.
My favorite attribute? Management sets the example.
Workers notice how we dress, how we talk, what jokes we
tell, how we handle situations, if we wear PPE. People in
power must model safety from the top down.
Burns said he knows safety records win and lose jobs.
“There are projects we win and companies we work
for that our competitors cannot because they don’t qualify
based on their lack of a comprehensive safety program,”
Burns said. “More important to me is the peace of mind that
our safety culture provides.”
Blake A. Hess, GSP, is director of environmental,
health and safety for The Oscar W. Larson Co.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational
Safety from Eastern Kentucky University. Hess
serves on the PEI Safety Committee.