We are committed to safeguarding the health of our employees, providing a safe work environment and supplying our customers with the highest quality services possible.
At Cannon Sline Industrial our highest priority is to foster a culture that instills a sense of pride and duty to protect the health and welfare of every employee, and everyone we associate with, during the course of our business activities. Management at all levels must demonstrate leadership in teaching employees the attitude, technical knowledge and behavioral expectations required to keep them safe during performance of the work. Every employee is trained to be observant and opportunistic - to identify, evaluate and take action to prevent unsafe acts or conditions.
Cannon Sline Industrial has established programs to comply with applicable laws and regulations, control the release of hazardous materials, properly handle waste materials and stop the installation of any material or the execution of any work operation where the health, safety or environmental exposure is unacceptable.
Training is the foundation of our Safety, Environment and Health process. We begin with the constant reinforcement of our injury-free philosophy to managers and supervisors. In addition to our 52-module weekly training program we have several seminars and conferences throughout the year. Some of the topics for those formal sessions include:
- SE&H Performance Measures and Targets
- New or Modified Policies and Procedures
- Risk Management Initiatives
- Applicable Laws, Rules or Regulations
- Behavioral Safety Workshops
Providing safe and environmentally sound construction services must begin with a proactive approach to identifying hazards and mitigating risk. To that end, there are two valuable processes in our SE&H program that we use to manage risk and protect people and assets.
1) The Job Hazard & Risk Analysis (JHRA) is a proactive tool that is implemented prior to start of work. It is used by each work crew to identify the work steps and associated hazards, and the methods set in place to eliminate or control the hazards. The JHRA is a "mandatory" element of our work process and is considered the cornerstone of our safety program
2) The K2 Audit Risk Rating System (KARRS) is used as a key observation tool during performance of the work. The objective is to continuously evaluate the level of risk our work presents and confirm that safe behaviors and safe conditions are being maintained. Key SE&H “Performance Indicators" are measured by the KARRS Program with feedback provided by the reporting metrics. All employees are held accountable for working safely, within established KARRS risk tolerance levels
These two Programs are embraced at all levels of the organization to proactively identify hazards, evaluate risk, and eliminate unacceptable levels of risk in our daily work.
Field employee training includes a combination of regulatory compliance and client, or location specific requirements. A few of the key topics include:
- Hazard Communication
- Fall Protection
- Confined Space Entry
- Asbestos/Lead Awareness and Abatement
- High Pressure Water Blasting
- Respiratory Protection
HEALTH, SAFETY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Cannon Sline can give over two million reasons (safety incentive awards) why their safety program has been successful during the past six years. Their innovative practice of enticing supervisors and craftsmen for successful job-site safety performance has sent an important message to our people and to the Coatings
INDUSTRY: Cannon Sline is Serious About Safety!
The results have been phenomenal. During the past three years they have cut their incurred losses over a million dollars annually, their OSHA incidents over 300%, and their stand alone experience modification rate to well below 1.0. Cannon Sline is proud of their safety improvement process. The continuous safety process ends and begins each year with their annual Loss Control Seminar. This seminar is held in January when all Cannon Sline fi eld supervisors are brought from across the United States to a central location to experience three intense days of safety training. The seminar begins on Thursday morning and some of the topics covered include basic safety practices, respiratory protection training, confi ned space training, hazardous material handling, hazardous communication training, fi rst aid training Right to Know training, and lead and arsenic abatement training.
CANNON’S USE OF ISNetworld
Since 2006, Cannon has utilized ISNetworld to report their health and safety information to various ISNetworld Owner Clients. “Being a previous customer has made it an easy transition from strictly using the program for pipeline training requirements to completin the SCQ-V and submitting our programs for the RAVS review. The RAVS team is knowledgeable and very helpful, as well as the ISNetworld group,” Cecile Vezinat. Cannon’s relationship with ISNetworld came as a result of ISNetworld’s recent expansion into new markets – Bio-Technology (Biotech). Cannon is currently subscribed at the request of one ISNetworld Owner Client; however, as more Biotech Owner Clients begin utilizing ISNetworld, Cannon’s subscription can serve as an advertising tool for future Owner Clients.