R.B. Hinkle employees are committed to ensuring that each day, every employee can Go Home Safe.
Distractions in the workplace cause a very real threat to workplace safety. Working through a pandemic, during holidays, and other high-stress times cause distractions that give way for potential hazards to creep into the office or jobsite, potentially posing as a threat to employee safety. PLH Group is taking a proactive approach to this very real threat with the Go Home Safe campaign.
Vice President of Safety, Health, and Environmental Elsie Bentley said, “We see it through global health and safety statistics – not just in our industry, but across all industries – that the pandemic is causing distractions that are impacting worker safety. Go Home Safe is about asking employees to make a conscious commitment to personal and team safety.”
“We talk a lot about safety, and it’s our #1 company core value. However, our commitment to safety must go beyond a company initiative, and we must all take personal accountability for ensuring ourselves and our co-workers Go Home Safe to our families every day,” added Chief Executive Officer Peter Sandore.
The campaign was designed to address all PLH Group employees, with specific initiatives geared toward office, pipeline, and electric employees.
A sample of these initiatives include:
Actively look for workplace hazards and promptly report them
Know office emergency plans and evacuation points
Insulate and isolate; verify isolation before work begins
Avoid cell phone use while driving, wear seat belts, and drive the speed limit
Call before you dig
Use hot work permits when welding, burning, or hot tapping
Plan and design trenching and excavations to avoid cave-ins
Inspect and use proper fall-protect devices
“Our Go Home Safe initiatives are not new concepts for our employees. They are the processes and procedures that need extra focus in the current environment,” added Elsie.
Employees who commit to Go Home Safe sign a pledge with their supervisor.
“Safety is the number one priority on all of our jobsites. Go Home Safe reiterates this commitment by asking each employee to not only ensure their personal safety, but ensure the safety of everyone throughout the jobsite. By getting ahead of the statistics, we can keep each other safe,” said Elsie.