Today Emedco, a local manufacturer and distributor of safety compliance and security products, is celebrating a full year without a single OSHA-recordable incident. Thanks to the efforts of all employees, Emedco has not had a single OSHA-recordable incident in the last year and has had only one occupational recordable injury in the past 781 days.
In fiscal year 2011 Emedco achieved zero recordable incidents and made it to 413 days without an OSHA-recordable accident. Now in fiscal year 2012 the company has again achieved 365 days without an OSHA recordable.
“This type of sustained safety performance can only be achieved through a coordinated cross-functional effort that includes everyone at the site” said Tim Pomroy, director of operations at Emedco. Pascal Deman, vice president and general manager of Emedco direct marketing, added “Now, Emedco employees always think safety first, which has created a work environment where quality, productivity and safety go hand in hand.”
Accomplishing their Safety Goal
Emedco’s safety committee led efforts to drive personal ownership of its Employee Health and Safety Program to all levels of staff throughout the facility. “Through our safety committee monthly inspections, supervisor weekly inspections and every employee’s involvement in proactively looking for safety improvements, we have been able to maintain a standard of safety excellence,” said Andrew Miller, site Environmental, Health and Safety coordinator.
Emedco’s safety efforts continue. The facility proactively uses an accident reporting system to record all accidents and injuries. Employees work together to identify areas of concern in the facility and ensure corrective measures are implemented and documented. Emedco Site Operations Managers Robert Tyler and Cheri Robinson stated, “We’re very proud of the combined efforts throughout our facility to reduce and eliminate occupational injuries. Our employees are our most valuable assets.”
Emedco (www.emedco.com) is a direct marketer and manufacturer of safety and security products. The company, founded in 1949, specializes in traffic and parking signs; traffic control products; machine safety signs, tags and labels; lock-out safety products; and custom safety products and equipment. Emedco is a subsidiary of Brady Corp. (NYSE: BRC), located in Milwaukee, Wis.