Spectrum is Committed to Safety
Spectrum fosters a culture of safety through routine risk assessments at every site. All operating equipment and safeguards are inspected to identify and mitigate hazards, prevent accidents, and to protect employees. Each location is also responsible for conducting a Job Hazard Analysis to identify the hazards and controls for routine operational tasks. Both the analysis and risk assessments are reviewed at least annually, and changes are made to improve safety practices throughout the year. If an incident occurs or new equipment is purchased, all safety assessments are reviewed again as a part of our commitment to continuous improvement.
In line with personal and group responsibility for safety, Spectrum trains all its employees on Spectrum's Safety Absolutes. These safety policies clearly state that Spectrum has a zero-tolerance policy for reckless or unsafe behavior. Everyone must follow all safety protocols, and every team member is thoroughly trained to use personal safety equipment and follow established procedures.
All Spectrum employees are also trained using our Safety Awareness Zone methodology. The philosophy teaches team members to be watchful for hazards within their immediate surroundings, and to be responsible to their co-workers to ensure no one gets hurt.
Spectrum has cultivated a company culture of teamwork and a commitment to safety. The corporate goals are to create products that save lives and improve the world. This mission begins in the workplace by ensuring a friendly, team-oriented, safe environment for all our people.
Safety is important to Spectrum’s company culture for several reasons:
Overall, safety is an essential component of a healthy company culture. By prioritizing safety, Spectrum creates a more satisfied workforce.
Spectrum cares about the well-being of our team, the environment, and assets. Here are some examples from various locations, showing how our team is committed to safety.
“Our Mexicali team has developed and is committed to safety goals, risk assessments, and proactive safety trainings to create and promote a safe environment,” says Daniel Rios, Plant Manager for Spectrum Mexicali. “Listening to our employees and implementing their suggestions to maintain a safe work environment is one of the biggest reasons the program is so successful. This aspect of the program helps encourage our employees to keep all of the SPG Mexicali Teammates safe.”
“Safety is a top priority and primary requirement in Hermann’s Risk assessment process while adding new equipment or while developing new process/process changes. Such risks are identified earlier, and actions are taken prior to releasing processes to production. Our employees are trained by qualified personnel to safely operate critical equipment. Employees are also encouraged and rewarded to openly communicate any unsafe work environments, and management proactively takes corrective actions,” says Kannan Suresh Kumar, Quality Manager for Spectrum Hermann.
“It is crucial that our team members understand that their decisions and level in which they perform will determine the success of our safety program,” says Aaron Gonzalez, Plant Manager for Spectrum Pleasant Prairie. “Our objective is to elevate our safety culture by managing our safety program at the foundational level. We also address potential risks in real-time and generate continuous improvement initiatives based on our cross-functional experience, analyzed data and good judgement.”
“If we can see potential hazards before they happen, we can proactively put new safety processes in place,” says Tom Croce, Plant Manager for Spectrum Minneapolis. Examples of typical tool room hazards include heavy molds and plates, sharp edges, and pinch points.