GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Our goal at K&B Machine is to provide a safe and healthful work environment for all employees and contractors while complying with all local, state and federal regulatory agency requirements within the areas of the state(s) in which we conduct business. In doing so, we can provide a quality product that meets our customer’s requirements while preserving the health and welfare of our employees, the environment and the surrounding communities.
EMPLOYEE SAFETY COMMUNICATION
Our safety meetings are designed to assist us in making our facilities a safe environment for K&B employees and contractors. We take the time to gather employee feedback during these meetings to obtain ideas and discuss possible solutions to any existing issues regarding processes, equipment and/or procedures.
Daily toolbox meetings are conducted by each division prior to the beginning of each shift to ensure that all aspects of the job at hand are discussed with all employees involved in the operation, with a specific focus on any specific hazard associated with the operation. Prior to the start of any non-routine operation, a hazard assessment is conducted by the HSE Department in conjunction with the division manager and personnel involved in the operation. A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) form is completed at the work site to document all steps that could pose a safety hazard. Those are then communicated to all personnel involved in the operations.
OSHA COMPLIANCE TRAINING
Our HSE Administrator and senior management have designed a training curriculum for all K&B employees specific to their positions. Following the guidelines of OSHA Standard for General Industry, 29 CFR 1910, we conduct training at our facility with an in-house instructor.
We also provide training to employees who volunteer as on-the-job Lay Responders, as well as their family members; certified American Red Cross training in Basic First Aid; adult and child CPR; and AED. First-aid awareness training is required for all employees and is provided in-house to all personnel regardless of their responder duties.
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM HIGHLIGHTS
As part of our continuing effort to improve our safety record and maintain the safe operations of our facilities, we have taken a proactive approach by incorporating the following items into our daily operations:
- Employee compliance training requirements
- New hire orientation and facility/job site
- First Aid, CPR, and AED instruction for the
employee and family
- Visitor and Contractor Safety Orientation Program
- On-the-job training and mentorship
Our corrective and preventive action process promotes a sense of ownership for all of our employees who are empowered and actively engaged in the safety observation process. This is accomplished by employees documenting safety observations on specialized cards which are collected and reviewed weekly by the HSE Administrator and Senior Management. Implementation of corrective actions and changes to processes and/or procedures are ensured through continual monitoring and daily safety walkthroughs of the facility. The effectiveness of these changes is documented by the facility HSE Representative and reported accordingly.