October 07, 2013
In early September, Tenaris's premium threading and accessory facility in Nisku, Alberta Canada celebrated a new safety record of zero lost time accidents for three consecutive years.
"Reaching this milestone shows that safety is recognized as the number one priority not only for Tenaris, but for the employees too," said Chris Galizia, Health, Safety & Environment Site Manager. "We have many tools available to us to improve safety, but in the end, it is the employees who have committed themselves to working safe."
Plant Manager Dale Parker notes the importance of participation from every employee. "They are reminded that they each have the responsibility to recognize and report safety hazards as well as opportunities to improve and report to supervisors at any time," said Parker.
Combined with the employee's personal efforts, the facility management has sent a strong message about the seriousness of safety. One of the key, positive influences on safety awareness is the focus given to safety by the supervisors and managers at every Tenaris facility, including Nisku. Management presence has increased on the floor of all facilities with the global implementation of Safe Hour, a program in which managers visit with employees during their shifts twice a week to speak with them about safety.
Canadian Managing Director, Guillermo Moreno, added his congratulations to employees, while reminding employees to keep identifying opportunities to improve. "Nisku has shown that it is not only possible to develop a strong culture of safety, but to also maintain it. Their achievement is an example for all facilities and employees at Tenaris," he said.