Culture of Safety
Our team members know that it is not only their right, but their responsibility to work safely and to identify any issues requiring corrective actions in their work environment so that it is possible for them to work safely.
This culture is instilled in each of our team members from their first day of new employee orientation and throughout their careers at McWane, Inc. Team members receive between three and five days of EHS training, depending on their pending job responsibilities, and then an average of 60 hours subsequent annual safety EHS training. This training prepares team members to not only comply with regulatory requirements, but also gives them the skills to identify potential hazards and learn how to take necessary corrective actions. EHS training at McWane is conducted through group discussions, classroom lectures, online computer-based sessions and hands-on demonstrations. Because of the engaged culture, team members actively participate in training activities, including often volunteering to be the lead instructor or to share their experiences.
The culture at McWane encourages all team members to become active, engaged participants in their work environment. Team members are active participants in various safety committees, partake in inspections and audits and engage in evaluations of capital improvements at both the engineering stage as well as prior to production. Through the knowledge, skills and participation of team members, the health and safety culture at McWane fosters the concept of continuous improvement.
The engagement of team members to improve their work environment is also demonstrated in the annual McWane ErgoCup competition. In this competition, teams of management and hourly employees at McWane facilities work together to identify a potential ergonomic risk and also to brainstorm, design and implement solutions. All solutions are then shared throughout the organization to enable others to eliminate similar risks.
At McWane, the health and safety culture enables team members to become an integral part of their work environment, driving our philosophy of continuous improvement.