Advanced Technologies Industrial Insulation, Inc.’s (ATI, Inc.) Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) is consistently lower than our industry peer group (U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics and ISNetworld). 2015 was no different, as our TRIR score was significantly lower than the published industry averages.
That high level of commitment to safety and the well-being of our employees as well as our clients stretches across our entire organization. As we continue to grow, our safety policies and programs grow and adapt as well. With weekly supervisor and employee training, we are constantly improving and reflecting on the lessons we learn as a company. Our policies allow us to provide a safe working environment for our employees and our clients.
Commitment to our safety culture is based on the shared beliefs and values that support a management system and behaviors that result in zero incidents. The core beliefs of our commitment to safety culture are:
1. Commitment to Safety. We believe we can achieve a zero incident workplace by developing and maintaining management systems that allow us to control risk. Managing risk is accomplished through identifying hazards in the workplace (what can cause harm), assessing risks (seriousness and likelihood of it happening), controlling risk (effective control measures), and review of control measures (are they working).
2. Environment, Health and Safety as a core value. We share a personal and professional commitment to protecting the safety and health of our employees and our clients. We conduct ourselves and our business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards, and in compliance with all applicable laws.
3. Training. We believe investing in workplace training is money well spent. All employees receive sufficient training to understand their individual safety and health responsibilities and how to fulfill them. Our full time Health, Safety and Environmental team provides each employee with hands on safety training and personal guidance pertaining to their job.
4. Audits and Inspections. Our safety audit program involves systematically going through the workplace to evaluate safety programs and practices within our company. A safety audit involves measuring and collecting information about the reliability and effectiveness of our HS&E program. A safety inspection involves systematically going through the workplace looking for safety hazards or lapses in safety practices. Our computer and phone based inspections looks at the physical condition as work practices in a workplace and helps us to track and trend the lessons we learn as a company. The overall goal of our safety inspections is to identify hazards so they can be eliminated, guarded, or protected against.
5. Independent Verification. We are members of and participate in the following safety auditing services:
• PEC Safety
• Avetta (formerly PICS)