Culture of safety
U.S. Borax operates a:
Throughout all of our sites, employees are empowered to say something if they see something. An employee traveling from a sales office may see something at a refinery to which facility employees have “gone blind.” That employee is actively encouraged to report safety issues he or she sees. And, the same goes for mine employees visiting corporate offices. A culture of safety, through teamwork, pervades our workplaces. For us, “Team Success Is the Only Success.”
Additionally, U.S. Borax practices Leadership in the Field (LIF). This leader-driven safety initiative focuses on one safety concern at a time. The idea is to embed the safety behavior throughout the entire organization—from Boron to Coudekerque. Started in spring 2018, our teams have explored the concepts of vehicles and driving, working at heights, and housekeeping ... with many more planned. Outcomes from the LIF program have not only changed behaviors but strengthened relationships as well.
Our entire workforce attends regular, safety meetings and discussions pertinent to individual job duties—from vehicle pre-operation inspection procedures to fire evacuation drills. In addition, U.S. Borax offers several optional health and safety courses. Past examples have included first aid and CPR training and identifying domestic abuse in the workplace.