When you have a strong environmental, health and safety program at your facility, wonderful things happen.
- You add value to your organization by increasing efficiency and productivity.
- Your customers appreciate the improvement in product quality.
- You reduce costs on healthcare and downtime thanks to reduced workplace accidents.
- You boost your company’s image and employee morale.
Of course, this all reflects well on you as the facility or plant manager.
So why do so many facilities lack strong EH&S programs, even at facilities that have the required regulatory knowledge and resources, and understand the importance of having such a program in place?
Two contributing factors are lack of buy-in from management and lack of participation from employees. These two groups just don’t get it—and for very different reasons, as we cover in this article in detail.