An extraordinary effort goes into protecting The Earle Companies number one asset, our employees. Maintaining a safe work environment is key to sustaining efficient operations and continued productivity, by helping to minimize accidents in the workplace.
In order to keep safety in the forefront, we continually encourage safe practices in the work place and have implemented a Safety Awards program. Such practices provide incentives for employees to go above and beyond the normal scope of work in identifying potential hazards in the workplace, and assist management in taking the necessary precautions to prevent those hazards from occurring.
Our Safety Department provides our employees in-house, online training programs which cover topics such as Confined Space, Fall Protection, Fork Life Training, Right to Know, Lock/Tag out. Upon completion of a subject task, employees are tested to ensure they have gained the knowledge needed to master the subject.
In addition to what we train on internally, we require our personnel to be well trained and certified if needed on all OSHA compliance issues. We will frequently bring outside safety training experts in for additional training, or we will send our employees off site as needed.
All Earle crews are required to participate in Toolbox Talk Meetings in an effort to continue to help us provide a safe and healthy work environment. These forums provide an opportunity for everyone to share their best safety practices, thus assisting in creating a safer working environment for all of our employees.