Keep Employees Safe On The Job And Off The Job
Off-The-Job Safety Quotes
From The National Safety Council's Safety+Health Magazine
that if we really wanted to have (safety as a culture) on a sustainable
basis, we needed to create a value system for off-the-job safety and
Jim Wick, Intel, Worldwide
Environmental Health and Safety Manager (February, 2005)
"Many of these (off-the-job) programs came
about because Duncan Aviation understands that workers who get hurt at
home bring their injuries to work."
Bob Perry, Duncan Aviation,
Safety Director (May, 2005)
"People who make
better choices in their own lives will make better choices on the job."
Duncan Highsmith, Highsmith
Inc., Chairman (June, 2005)
"We believe that
off-the-job safety can definitely contribute to Dow's vision of an
injury-free workplace. When people are safe at home they don't have to
worry about injured family members. They are more attentive, more
productive, and happier."
Diane Biber, Dow Chemical, Global
Health Promotion Coordinator (July, 2005)
concern for families, customers, and employees has had a positive impact
on productivity and morale, and has helped reduce off-the-job injuries."
Gary Kopps, John Deere, Manager,
Occupational Safety Worldwide (August, 2005)
"Off-the-job is one of the next
frontiers for safety. When you involve the family in safety we're finding we
have a better impact on how workers understand what we're doing; that we really
do care about them and their families. We want them safe so they can return to
work. At the same time the family also helps to promote what we're doing because
they want the worker to be safe at work so they come home every day and provide
for them. It's a win-win situation."
Steven Theis, MYR Group, Vice
President of Safety (September, 2005)
"In our culture we believe we need
to address off-the-job safety. We foster this concept, not only for our
employees, but for their families. We feel a real obligation to send safety
home. ... Overall, it's just a good feeling that we are doing the best we can to
keep our employees and their families safe. We are having an impact on society."
Michael Resetar, Morton Salt,
Director, Health and Safety (December, 2005)
"What we have seen is if we
emphasize off-the-job safety, these habits reinforce on-the-job safety habits.
Then that helps to solidify what we call a 'safety state of mind' that we desire
in our workforce. It really just gets them thinking consistently about safe
behaviors with good self-awareness." From a corporate standpoint, Dawe said the
company attributes its declining health care utilization rates to the focus on
off-the-job safety efforts.
Jonathan J. Dawe, Simmons Bedding,
Director of Safety, Health Wellness, and Workers' Compensation (March, 2006)