Original Date: 11/13/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Safety Compliance Program
JLG has instituted a formal policy to identify accountability for safety responsibility, and achieve management involvement at all levels of the organization. The policy defines safety program responsibilities for Supervisors, Business Unit Managers, and Plant Managers. This program, in place since May 1995, has helped the company achieve a 50% reduction in accidents.
Under this program, job descriptions include safety responsibilities and performance evaluation criteria encompass safety factors. Supervisors are responsible for providing safety orientation and periodically communicating safety information to employees. They provide monthly safety training and conduct monthly inspections and accident investigations. Business Unit Managers direct the safety programs of their units including conducting two safety inspections per year and attending one yearly meeting of the plant safety committee. Plant Managers are responsible for overall direction of their plants' safety programs.
JLG also has an aggressive program for managing and accounting for hazardous materials, considered a critical area because of the high volume of paint and other hazardous materials used. These materials require special handling and tracking to meet safety and emissions standards. The company is required by federal and state regulations to maintain a Material Safety Data Sheet for each of the hazardous materials. Currently, JLG tracks approximately 1,755 different materials and maintains an Material Safety Data Sheet for each. This was previously done manually but was time-consuming and prone to errors. The tracking process was automated by purchasing a software package TERMS (Corvus Software), a database management system for Material Safety Data Sheets. One benefit of this system is the ability to rapidly produce tracking reports that can be required on demand by regulatory agencies.
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