Accuform’s President, Rob Ogilvee and Safety Director Mike Giovinazzi take no credit for the 1825 days that Accuform has gone without a lost-time accident in the workplace. That credit goes to their 270 employees who have embraced a “culture of safety,” putting best practices to use with regard to themselves as well as their co-workers.
The staff and management of Accuform celebrated their accomplishment on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 with an outside BBQ and games, as well as picking up new t-shirts commemorating the occasion and a desk toy called “Pinch Point Pattie,” part of a collection of action figures depicting OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health) violations that can cause workplace injury.
Accuform is a member of the Justrite Safety Group, a global workplace safety company with 1700 employees worldwide. According to President and CEO, Mark McElhinny,
“Accuform sets the bar” for Justrite’s other member companies. “If you set the foundation that safety is important with the executive management team, it will impact the employees as they’re out doing their jobs. We’re very proud.”
Ogilvee said that not only does Accuform help workers stay safe, but that the company depends on workers letting them know when they’re not safe.
Safety Director Mike Giovinazzi added, “This is the employee's safety culture. They bought into the concept of keeping each other safe and looking out for each other. It’s their safety program -- their safety culture. He then showed a text with a photo he received in the 6:00 AM hour that day, from an employee who asked, “Is this a safety issue?”