Safety

At Stimson, providing a safe and healthy work environment for employees, customers and visitors is our top priority.

Safety is a shared responsibility — Stimson is responsible to provide a safe work environment and continuously improve it. Employees are responsible to learn, follow, identify and continuously improve our safe work practices.

Safety Expectations

You are expected to:

Use sound judgment and safe practices.
Follow all safety rules and use caution.
Immediately report unsafe conditions to the appropriate supervisor.
You may be subject to disciplinary action, including termination, if you violate Stimson safety standards, cause a hazardous or dangerous situation, or fail to report or, where appropriate, remedy a hazardous or dangerous situation.

Training & Communications

You will receive periodic workplace safety training on potential hazards, safe work practices, and safety procedures. You will also receive safety-related information throughout the year from the following communication channels:
My Stimson
Meetings
Bulletin board postings
Memos or other written communications

Safety Committees

Each mill has a Safety Committee made up of employees from different departments. Safety Committees monitor the safety program and meet regularly to:
Review past accidents and injuries.
Conduct inspections at Stimson facilities.
Recommend changes to procedures and policies.
Facilitate communication between employees and management about workplace safety and health issues.

SAFE WORKPLACE PRACTICES

Equipment & Vehicle Safety

When you use Stimson property:

  • Exercise care
  • Perform required maintenance
  • Follow all operating instructions, safety standards and guidelines
  • Notify your supervisor if any equipment, machines, tools or vehicles appear to be damaged, defective or in need of repair.

You may be subject to disciplinary action, including termination, if you:

  • Operate equipment or vehicles improperly, carelessly, or unsafely, or
  • Receive excessive or avoidable traffic and parking violations

 

 

Safety Gear

Report to work “fit for duty” with personal protective equipment (PPE). To help offset the cost of specialty safety gear, Stimson provides the following reimbursement:

  • Prescription safety glasses: Up to $125 per year
  • Safety boots: Steel or safety-toed boots, up to $125 per year

Complete and submit the Safety Equipment Reimbursement Form to get reimbursed for safety gear. Be sure to include your itemized receipts.

Driving on Company Business

When driving on company business:

  • Conduct yourself in a safe and legal manner
  • Obey posted speed limits
  • Avoid distractions, such as cell phones

For guidance review OSHA Motor Vehicle Safety information.

Driving in Inclement Weather

To ensure a safe trip when driving in extreme weather conditions, be sure to:

  • Maintain your car
  • Have an emergency kit
  • Plan your route
  • Use caution when stalled

More information is available on the OSHA website.

SAFETY SUGGESTIONS?

Share your ideas, concerns or suggestions with a supervisor, your Safety Committee or Manufacturing Operations.

You can report any concerns without fear of punishment and may report concerns anonymously.