Your safety attitude probably dates back to when you were a child. Most of us were taught common safety practices at a young age such as looking both ways before crossing a street or not to play with matches. As adults, we are warned not to smoke, not to be out in the sun too long without sunscreen, use caution when operating tools, etc. Although these rules are common and well known, many of us may forget or ignore them from time to time.
At work, some employees neglect safety rules because they are in a hurry, think accidents won’t happen to them, they are tired, or they are careless and/or complacent. Each time an employee engages in unsafe acts, they are taking on a gamble-betting situation that an accident won’t occur. Here at Anderson Development Company (ADC), we are not willing to gamble our health, our lives, or the potential to cause harm to the community.
Anderson Development Company is an active and responsible member of the community in which we operate. We are committed to the protection of the environment, health, safety, and security of our employees and stakeholders. We will meet or exceed all requirements for compliance with regulations governing the operations of our facilities.
Employees of Anderson Development Company play an important role in ensuring safety in our manufacturing operations. We use training programs to ensure that operators are capable of safely operating equipment. Employees are empowered to shut down their process or take the necessary actions if they recognize an unsafe condition. ADC employs highly trained professionals as well. There are a number of elements involved in our process safety management systems including: planned preventative maintenance, process hazard analysis, pre-startup safety review, and management of change.
Anderson Development Company is committed to providing a safe working environment. ADC maintains an active Safety Committee, which meets to openly review, discuss, and improve our overall employee health and safety performance. In addition, all employees participate in our quality, environmental, health, safety, and security “near miss” reporting program which is communicated throughout our entire company to promote awareness and prevent future incidents. ADC employees also periodically participate in job safety analysis (JSA’s) reviews to identify and assess work place hazards
Anderson Development Company is also committed to ensuring the security of chemicals. This includes meeting all of the requirements of governmental agencies, such as OSHA, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, and the American Chemistry Council.
Why is all of this so important to us? It’s pretty simple. Anderson Development Company wants to provide a safe working environment for all employees and send them home in the same condition they came to work in. We want to serve our community in a positive way all while running a global business serving multiple markets and applications in order to make a difference. Creating a climate in our company that is safety focused is the first step in making it all possible.