In 2012, we introduced an objective for all sites to implement behavior safety training and it has been a key part of our local delivery strategy ever since. All sites have a year-on-year objective to develop and maintain an ongoing behavioral safety training program focusing on:
- Actively promoting hazard identification and personal safety risk assessments by operational and maintenance personnel
- Reinforcing the 'safety comes first' principle
In 2017 we developed and launched new corporate behavioral safety improvement program: ‘Journey to Zero Harm’.
Our Journey to Zero Harm
Building on the excellent existing behavioral safety activities at our sites, the program sets out Innospec’s expectations in a clear and consistent message and provides the tools to help everyone focus efforts on achieving our goal of zero harm to people, environment and our assets. The program, launched in 2017, consists of five elements:
JTZH is our key strategic tool to help reduce accident numbers by encouraging everyone to take responsibility for safety risk assessment. The focus of the program is ‘Embracing Safety Together’ and sets out a shared commitment to delivering a positive safety culture.
Our overarching company strategy on JTZH was published in 2021. It defines the expectations and responsibilities of our corporate, business, regional and local management teams in the implementation of the program. All manufacturing facilities are subject to a monitoring visit to assess how well the program is being embedded at each site and into its culture.
The global rollout of the program to all employees ensures Board and leadership buy-in, demonstrating that the behavior expectations and safety culture is led from the top. All employees globally, including Board and Executive team members receive training in the JTZH program.
The Hazard Awareness Training modules are designed to target the most common causes of accidents occurring at Innospec. The modules are translated into our five core languages and supported with a range of promotional materials to aid communication on site. In 2021, we completed the global roll out of the Slips, Trips and Falls Awareness module to all employees. We also developed a new Working at Height Hazard Awareness module which is being rolled out in 2022.