Supreme Service & Specialty Co., Inc. (SSI) is committed to leadership in health and safety, and to the environment. In stating this we shall set examples of awareness to all our employees that their participation is critical to a well maintained HSE Management System.
Health, Safety & Environment is a responsibility shared equally and without exception by everyone within our organization. All employees are accountable for the safety of themselves and that of other persons who may be affected by their actions; as well as the impact those actions may have on our environment.
The Health, Safety, and Environmental aspects of our everyday business and operations shall be considered as critically important as other business objectives. SSI shall be proactive to promote higher industry standards in conjunction with our customers and governing bodies. We shall meet or exceed all regulatory, customer and standard industry practice requirements through continuous improvement.
The management and staff of SSI remain committed to continued enhancement of sound policies and procedures that will in effect protect our employees, clients, visitors, and the communities in which we work in and around.
Managing the Health, Safety & Environmental Program
We will achieve our commitment toward HSE Excellence by implementing the following principles:
- Safety must be planned into every job. Identifying the risks and potential hazards of the work and the work environment is a continuing obligation of management and employees. Safety, job competence, and work efficiency go together for a successful and profitable job.
- Safety is a condition of employment, and all employees must exhibit a conscientious assumption of health and safety responsibility.
- People are the most essential element of the program because concerned, involved, and trained employees are Supreme Services’ greatest resource.
- Health and safety rules are important because they set certain behavioral procedures to be followed. Developing, reinforcing, and updating these rules are a continuous activity and usually result from lessons learned and past experiences.
- An employee who has been properly instructed by the first-line supervisor is more likely to perform a job conscientiously, efficiently, safely, and correctly the very first time it is done. Taking time to do a job right the first time minimizes the potential risk to employees.
- For safe work practices to become work habits, a detailed Job Safety Analysis (JSA) should be provided on new, different, unusual, or critical jobs or when variations occur.
- Conducting group safety meetings allows health and safety information to be distributed to the workforce. Frequent reminders and opportunities to “tell why” are necessary to train, motivate, convince, and educate employees to perform their work in the most productive and safe manner.
- Ongoing operations that cause equipment to become defective because of normal wear and tear create unsafe conditions and possible downtime. Through inspections and preventative maintenance programs, the chance of accidents and downtime because of “sudden” failures are reduced, and undesirable situations are corrected before losses occur.
- Investigating accidents leads to accident prevention. Learning from losses, establishing controls, and conducting follow-ups keeps similar accidents from happening. Sharing investigative findings from other areas to help ALL work areas makes the most of lessons learned.