The decision-based safety message is spreading across Martin Marietta Materials. Created to ensure the safety of each employee, the process is built on improving the choices made each day on the job. Taking the safety message on the road to reach all employees is an important step toward the goal of zero accidents.
At each of these safety-training sessions, employees learn about their role in the safety process. Plant data is reviewed and developed into action plans to make employees as safe as possible.
"The new safety process is designed to create an incident-free work environment," Vice President - Employee Relations Garry Lisec, a safety trainer, said. "We want to be an industry leader as related to safety and health. The main purpose of this new process, however, is to keep employees safe."
Carrying the safety message to all employees is important for the success of the process. The Safety Task Force, created to spearhead the new process, wanted plant managers, production managers, and upper management to have the same focus on safety. Providing that focus with one voice, through similar training, was key.
The training is also a way to let employees know how important their safety is to Martin Marietta. Training division, district and plant management the same way ensures that all employees hear a consistent safety message from the Company. That's why teams of trainers hit the road to spread the safety message. Taking safety training on the road is the best method for reaching plant management and providing them with guidelines and resources for communicating the safety message.
And the commitment to safety starts at the top. Just as plant managers share the commitment of the district and division leadership, quarry employees follow the safety lead of their direct supervisor. The top-down approach to safety is what will take the Company to world-class safety levels. Martin Marietta will make certain that all employees hear that safety is important by sending training teams to locations throughout the Company. The goal of having a world-class safety record is possible. It will take the efforts and daily decisions of each individual employee, to make zero incidents a reality.