The safety of our employees, clients and those around us is our absolute priority. It’s a core value and why we instill a safety mindset throughout the company. Key to this is empowering our employees. All employees have the ‘Stop Work Authority’ to stop any activity they believe is unsafe, at any time.
Our ultimate goal is to eliminate every ‘at risk’ behavior from the work site so that everyone can go home to their loved ones at the end of the day as healthy as when they arrived to work. This concern for safety is not just restricted to field operations, but extends to our project sites, offices, shops, facilities, client facilities and the roads and highways on which we travel.
TRIR & EMR
OSHA’s Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and the insurance industry’s Experience Modification Rate (EMR) are key indicators of a company’s safety performance. Patriot tracks and reports these statistics. Working in an industry that carries high safety risk due to the type of work we perform and the hazardous materials we handle, Patriot is proud of its safety record. Our TRIR and EMR statistics remain below 1.0.
Patriot’s Goal Is Simple: Zero Accidents, Period.
We believe this benchmark is attainable through ongoing behavior-based training and everyday operational vigilance. Our training regimen includes annual refreshers for HAZWOPER, first aid/CPR, blood borne pathogens, confined space operations, confined space rescue and other specialty work-related and task-specific courses. Additionally, Patriot personnel are trained and equipped to work in all types of environments that may require personal protective equipment (PPE) from OSHA level ‘D’ to level ‘A.’
However, we can never let our guard down, and we believe there is always room for improvement. We are constantly refining our Behavior Based Safety Program, our near-miss reporting procedures, and our employee training topics and techniques in an effort to be the safest environmental company in the industry.
Safety Adds Up: 10 Steps to Zero
Our Safety Adds Up: 10 Steps to Zero initiative ensures we deepen our safety culture. This initiative was developed from the bottom up, based on input from all employees. Employees provide the safety tenets that are most important to them, the protocols to remember that make a big impact on day-to-day safety, both in the office and the field. Getting and keeping employees engaged and involved in safety is critical to keeping safety at the forefront of all we do.
At Patriot Environmental Services, safety is not an event or one-time activity; it’s 24/7 on and off the job.