What is Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Spanish

 A combination of our Safety Program, Safety Meetings, Job Safety Analysis and Hazard Assessments are all great contributions to injury prevention. The participation of all employees in Safety is what makes it possible for a safe working environment and to reach our goal of no lost time. I believe that our golden key through the years has been the education and training of our staff members on how important and valuable each one is to the company. The understanding that when an employee is injured the load becomes heavier and unbalanced for the rest of the staff. When an injury does occur, we support and work closely with each injured employee helping them reach a safe and healthy recovery. It has been stated; “Safety is a Terrible self-inflicted lesson to learn when an injury occurs”. Staff members often grow tired of covering safety topics in meetings and taking refresher courses on safety, but it is all designed to protect the most important ingredient in our operation, the human element.

Conducting safety meetings and presenting hazard assessments to co-workers based on one’s own injury is one way Western learns from and grows safely after an incident. I have found through the years that having employees participate in Safety holding them accountable for their own actions strongly improves the rate of injury reoccurrence and teaches employees the education and fundamentals of being resourceful and safe. Safety First!

Sergio Arvizu – Safety Director

¿Qué es La Prevención de Lesiones

Una combinacion de nuestro Programa de seguridad, Reuniones de seguridad, Analisis de seguridad laboral y Evaluaciones de riesgos son excelentes contribuciones a la prevencion de lesiones. La participacion de todos los empleados en Seguridad es lo que hace posible un ambiente de trabajo seguro y alcanzar nuestra meta de no perder tiempo. Considero que nuestra llave de oro a lo largo de los anos ha sido la educacion y capacitacion de los miembros de nuestro personal sobre cuan importante y valioso es cada uno para la empresa. El entendimiento de que cuando un empleado se lesiona, la carga se vuelve mas pesada y desequilibrada para el resto del personal. Cuando ocurre una lesion, apoyamos y trabajamos de cerca con cada empleado lesionado para ayudarlos a lograr una recuperacion segura y saludable. Se ha dicho; “La seguridad es una terrible leccion autoinfligida para aprender cuando ocurre una lesion”. Los miembros del personal a menudo se cansan de cubrir temas de seguridad en las reuniones y tomar cursos de actualizacion sobre seguridad, pero todo esta disenado para proteger el ingrediente mas importante de nuestra operacion, el elemento humano.

Realizar reuniones de seguridad y presentar evaluaciones de riesgos a los companeros de trabajo en funcion de la propia lesion es una forma en que Western aprende y crece de manera segura despues de un incidente. A lo largo de los anos, he descubierto que hacer que los empleados participen en Seguridad haciendolos responsables de sus propias acciones mejora considerablemente la tasa de recurrencia de lesiones y les ensena a los empleados la educacion y los fundamentos para ser ingeniosos y seguros. Seguridad ante todo!

Sergio Arvizu – Director de Seguridad

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