Nippon Sharyo employees are committed to the health,
safety and environment that works within our organization.
Policies and programs are the foundation for which our
employees, visitors and contractors operate within our facilities. Classroom and
practical training provides the knowledge and skills to make safe, sound
decisions before performing work tasks.
Nippon Sharyo is dedicated to following all local, state
and federal laws and regulations, in addition to doing the right thing.
Following all regulations will assure safe and healthy working conditions for
our employees, visitors and contractors. Following the standards set forth by
the EPA will protect the communities we operate and live in.
Robust Safety Teams composed of hourly employees from each
shop, meet on a weekly basis walking the shop floor to identify and eliminate
opportunities where risk is observed. If the hazard can be corrected
immediately, team members fix the issue. If additional resources are needed to
implement the corrective action, team members reach out to the responsible
department to work together with their team members through implementation.
Weekly Tool Box Talks are provided to the leaders of the
organization to communicate health, safety and environmental topics to
employees. The information provided is a starting point for leaders and
employees to communicate among each other health and safety topics. The dialogue
between department employees and their leaders encourages open communication
with each other.
Health & Safety Management Review meetings are held on a
monthly basis with managers and directors of the company. Managers rotate hourly
employees to attend the monthly meetings to expose them to the health and safety
meeting forum. This provides transparency among the different reporting levels
of the organization to build a strong safety and environmental culture.
An aggressive Near Miss reporting system encourages
employees to report and document hazards before an incident occur.
Collecting near miss reports helps create a culture that seeks to identify and
control hazards, which will reduce risks and the potential for harm. Every
single near miss is investigated to determine root cause, with corrective action
implementation to follow.
The Report of Injury form is another process completed by
employees, no matter how minor the injury is. The information completed by the
employee helps assist the team in identifying and correcting hazards before a
serious incident occurs.
A cross functional team of trained First Responders is
available to support and serve employees if a need arises. Their commitment to
see everyone receive the best care plays a vital and important role at Nippon
The company is committed in keeping employees, contractors
and visitors injury free and working in a safe and environmental friendly