by Rob Levandoski, CSP, CIH, CHMM
Today is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This day, as declared by the International Labour Organization, is a global initiative to raise awareness and to promote safe working environments for all. At Fuss & O’Neill, we take this charge very seriously. No one should ever be hurt in the course of doing their job.
As a demonstration of our commitment to being a zero-accident workplace, we have reinvigorated our Corporate Health and Safety Program. A Health and Safety Program should be a living program, one that is constantly reassessed, evaluated, and updated. To that end, we have created PriorityZerØ to:
… provide every employee, intern, subcontractor, and visitor with a safe working environment. This is fostered by a culture of forethought, regular communication, preparedness, and ongoing education. PriorityZerØ is a living and ever-evolving system of best practices, empowerment, teamwork, innovation, improvement, and an organizational objective to maintain an incident-free workplace. We will instill company practices and a reporting system that promotes proactive communication and a process to constantly improve our company procedures through learning and root cause analysis. Fuss & O’Neill is committed to being an industry leader at the forefront of safety leadership and implementation. We will create and maintain the safest and best working conditions for the betterment of our employees, our clients, and our communities. Safety is so important we raise it above our first priority to PriorityZerØ.
I invite you to visit our Safety page to learn more about PriorityZerØ: https://www.fando.com/safety/
This is just the beginning and only a portion of our dedication to safety. We have an internal resource page for employees and have a multitude of changes we’ll be implementing when we resume working in the office. The pandemic has focused our global attention on the importance of health and safety, but it is paramount that this level of focus never diminish.
About the Author
Robert Levandoski, CSP, CIH, CHMM is Fuss & O’Neill’s Corporate Safety and Health Officer. Rob has more than 30 years of experience creating health and safety improvements for a large variety of businesses, including corporations, manufacturers, universities, health care providers, and other client types. He is an Emergency Medical Technician, a Certified Safety Professional, a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, and an Asbestos Inspector.