Safety is Priority
Safety is a top priority and source of pride for employees at JWF Industries. A Safety Moment is the first topic of conversation at all formal meetings throughout the company. JWF hires professionals who understand the importance of safety, and the management team assures that employees have the right tools, training, and communication in a timely manner to reinforce a positive and inclusive culture of safety.
Personal protective equipment including hard hat, safety glasses, earplugs, and metatarsal boots or shoes must be worn by all employees and visitors when in any manufacturing area.
JWF Industries encourages all employees and visitors to participate in promoting a positive workplace environment, including safety.
- Job Safety Analysis – For the safety of our employees, all new products and customer orders are reviewed by experts. Any improvements to the project criteria, processes, or safety measures are complete before the project even starts.
- Employee Communication and Engagement – Employees are encouraged to continuously improve their work area. Various avenues of communications are available to assure effective ideas are never ignored, especially for safety improvement.
- Safety Committee – JWF Industries has a Pennsylvania state certified safety committee. The internal safety committee meets regularly to review protocols, discuss any concerns, and identify opportunities to improve safety for employees and visitors. Employees are welcomed to offer their input for consideration.
- Safety Moment – Safety is essential to all elements of our culture. A Safety Moment is held at the beginning of each meeting, employee huddle, and start of every shift.
- Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) – JWF Industries calculates the TRIR at each of our locations on an ongoing basis. TRIR is a standard measurement to compare the safety for a company. TRIR measures the rate per 100 employees that an injury requires care beyond basic first aid. In 2019, JWF had a TRIR of 1.7, with a goal to get to zero.
- Employee Training – All employees receive safety training for their particular area, including how to handle hazardous substances and materials.
- Projects are reviewed by engineers, project managers, and operators during the planning stage to eliminate hazards and ensure safety.
- Safety audits are completed on all equipment on a regular basis.