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.
The rollout of the program ensures board and leadership buy-in, demonstrating that the behavior expectations and safety culture is led from the top. Our Board and Executive Team members received their JTZH training in 2018. In 2019, we completed phase one of the program that focused on roll out to all manufacturing, operational and laboratory personnel.
In 2020, we completed the final phase of roll out of our JTZH training to non-manufacturing personnel (office, sales and marketing). All employees globally have now received training in the JTZH program. We also launched a new hazard awareness module ‘Slips, Trips and Falls’ to all manufacturing sites, supported by the use of promotional materials in five core languages. The subject was selected to help target the most common accident type occurring at Innospec during 2019. To assess how well the JTZH program is being embedded into each site and its culture we introduced a monitoring assessment which was trialed at three of our manufacturing sites in 2020.