Wolverine Fire Protection Co. is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our employees. To this end we have created an Accident Prevention Plan (APP), and a Health and Safety Plan (HASP). By developing and applying a “zero tolerance” safety program, our goal is to surpass all industry standards of safety. Our ultimate objective is zero accidents and zero injuries. The Wolverine Safety Program has been formulated to govern the activities of all personnel employed, in any capacity, on Wolverine projects, and is dedicated to the goals stated by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) “to provide work and a place of work that is free from recognized hazards”. The Wolverine EH&S Program provides the guidance to implement project /site safety, health, and environment plans. It contains the philosophy, policies, procedures, and practices that are at the core of Wolverine Fire Protection Co.’s commitment to safety excellence and establish the foundation for achieving and sustaining an INCIDENT FREE operation through continual observation and improvement. We understand that safety culture does not just mean avoiding accidents and injuries. It also includes process rigor: defining the correct, safe way of doing something and ensuring it is consistently done that way. It has become clear that building a stronger safety culture translates into better safety and production results in the long run. Wolverine Fire Protection’s field experience, and the experience of our senior leaders, indicate that the following are useful ways to improve safety culture:
- Ensure that members of the leadership team have high standards around safety and reliability, that these are reflected in their behavior and that they are holding the organization to these standards
- Identify, track and respond to precursors or small events(Near Miss) before they have the opportunity to contribute to significant accidents.
- Enforce the rigorous use of human error prevention tools. Nuclear power has built these simple practices (including peer checks, three-way communication and procedure adherence) into many of its processes to help ensure safety and reliability
- Regularly assess safety culture. Evaluate how safety norms and attitudes are actually demonstrated daily in behavior, decision-making and progress on safety results. This helps identify both the gaps in the safety culture and the areas in the organization that are most at risk
- Build self-criticality and a learning orientation. Plants and companies that are willing to be open about performance are also in a better position to preempt problems because they identify them proactively. They are also more open to feedback from others in the interest of learning and improving
Behavior Based Safety
Wolverine Fire Protection Co. Behavior Based Safety (BBS) is designed to create a culture of disciplined employees where workers will do the right thing, using the appropriate practices, procedures and PPE even when no one is watching. Wolverine’s BBS starts with enforcing the ideology that accidents and injuries are preventable, don’t have to happen, and that an injury free workplace environment can exist in the construction industry. To promote BBS, Wolverine understands that we should be aware of how our employee’s values impact their personal choices and how other priorities influence decisions that our workers may make on the job site. There are concepts that exist in the construction industry that should be addressed to assure the success of our BBS Program. These are outside influences, environment, and conditions that account for and influence many decisions made by our employees.