ALL INJURIES ARE PREVENTABLE. Our experience has shown that simply removing hazards from the workplace is not sufficient in eliminating accidents. Big J's safe work performance is a state of mind; a way of life. We are committed to building a culture of safety where everyone takes ownership of the safety for the site and participants as an integral safety team member.
Safety at Big J is a condition of employment. Safety starts on the first day someone begins working at Big J, and each employee is expected to be aware of their personal responsibility for safety. If they do not understand that responsibility, they are trained. If they do not assume that responsibility, they do not work for Big J. Safety at Big J is a 24/7 initiative.
Big J acknowledges that employees must be trained to work safely. Awareness of hazards does not come naturally; and we all need to be trained to prevent injuries. Big J training programs include both skills and motivation. Our people learn to recognize hazards, avoid hazards, and they are motivated to perform safely.
Safety is Good Business
Big J recognizes that safety is good business for us and our customers. Injury prevention is one part of creating competitive advantage. Injuries cost real money, and their cost undermines competition. Safety excellence is part of overall business efficiencies.
- Efficiency of time
- Efficiency of resources
- Efficiency of momentum
Safety as a Value
Safety must be integrated as a core business and personal value, recognizing not only that good safety is good business; but also that it's important for each member of Big J to have a personal value for their own safety and the safety of people they work with. It is our own people who provide the solutions to safety problems. Their values are the essential ingredient of the recipe for a safe workplace.
Safety's Greatest Resource
Intelligent, trained, and motivated employees are any company's greatest resource. Our success in safety depends upon the men and women of our company. They contribute to the overall success of our projects by following procedures, participating actively in training, and identifying/alerting all to potential hazards. By demonstrating a real concern for each employee, leadership establishes mutual respect, which is the foundation for a solid safety effort.