Original Date: 08/20/2001
Revision Date: 12/14/2006
Information : Safety Support Team
The Safety Support Team operates as an additional communication link between the Environmental, Safety, and Health Committee and the Operations Work Centers. The Team also provides employees with a focal point that can address their environmental, safety, or health concerns.
Participation in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program required a company to continuously improve its process for involving employees in health and safety. Although the Environmental, Safety, and Health (ESH) Committee at Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Surface Systems (NE&SS-SS) has been in place since 1995, not every Operations Work Center was represented on the committee. As a way to get its employees more involved with the Committee, the company established the Safety Support Team in January 2001.
The Safety Support Team is comprised of members from all work centers, and operates as an additional communication link between the ESH Committee and the Operations Work Centers. The Team also provides employees with a focal point that can address their environmental, safety, or health concerns. Meetings are held every two weeks. Attendance is good, and employees have been very vocal in bringing up environmental, health, and safety issues. During the meetings, the Team also previews safety videos and maintains a database of issues. Members wear badges to indicate they are part of the Safety Support Team. Safety handouts and posters are placed around the company to enlighten employees and familiarize them with the team members.
Since being established, the Safety Support Team has received 48 ideas and concerns from all the Operations Work Centers at Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS. Of those submitted, 34 have been closed. The Safety Support Team is an excellent morale builder which establishes an effective means of communication between the ESH Committee and the Operations Work Centers.
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