FIVE YEARS OF ZERO LOST TIME INJURIES AT PJ!
This milestone has not been easy and our focus as a team speaks volumes of how committed our people are to keep one another safe!
NAVIGATING SAFETY DURING A PANDEMIC
Throughout each year we spend our time focused on how we improve safety in our facilities. This past year has been no different. The only thing that has changed is navigating through these tough and crucial times to keep our people safe. Our focus started with our Safety Committee cleaning up our documentation and training methods. That quickly shifted to the pandemic and operating as an ”essential“ business. We have not only focused on our teams at work, but their families, our customers, and partners in business.
Our people have stepped up to the challenge providing input and feedback on all of the local protocol at each location as we operate in nine different sites across the US and Canada. Learning to operate in this ”new normal“ condition has been challenging and a tremendous learning experience. Through all of this, the most important thing is we are staying safe! Flexibility has been our watchword as we carve through each day. This culture that has been built over the past five years is a true testament to our people who truly care about each other and I am honored to be a part of this tremendous group of individuals and this amazing accomplishment! You can read more about what steps we have taken in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic here and here.
This milestone comes on the heels of recent safety standards and measures put into place company-wide. In both 2015 and 2016, Palmer Johnson implemented a series of assessments to identify and troubleshoot potentially hazardous processes and workflows. By integrating employees in the process through floor walks and informal audits, the company put its workforce front-and-center, helping them feel a greater sense of ownership and ensuring they were able to tackle real-life scenarios that commonly arise on the shop floor and in the field. And most importantly going home safe each and every night.
GEARED UP FOR THE NEXT 365 DAYS
Together, these efforts and the unwavering contributions of the Palmer Johnson team help drive yet another incident-free year.
“I continue to be amazed at the tremendous achievements and unparalleled dedication to the safety of our entire team,” says Craig Swenson, President, Palmer Johnson Power Systems. “Accomplishing five years of incident-free work is a significant milestone in this industry, and I’m thrilled to be part of this team -- a team that works together to achieve our collective goals. I’m looking forward to another 365 incident-free days.”