Approach to Safety
Quality and safety go hand-in-hand at Miller Timber Services, Inc. We strive for top quality work performed in a highly productive manner, with safety as our first priority. Miller Timber Services, Inc. believes that one of the best approaches to safety and health is to foster an environment that promotes greater awareness as to the importance of safe behaviors, practices, and systems. Miller Timber Services, Inc. strives to proactively mitigate risks before they become incidents.
Safety Program Objective: Create a culture where all employees proactively care for each other’s safety and welfare.
Vision of the Future: Miller Timber Services, Inc. believes that a totally safe culture is one in which everyone feels responsible for safety and pursues it on a daily basis. Elements of such a culture must include:
- Safety owned and accounted for by individuals and teams alike
- Increased personal commitment through participation and involvement
- Risks managed and acted upon before they become incidents
- Creating a culture where it’s okay to intervene
The company safety program is one in which individual employees are held accountable for their own safety and the safety of others. Employees recognize safety as one of their first and foremost job responsibilities. Co-workers actively hold one another accountable for their personal safety and well-being.
All employees receive on-the-job instructional training, where they are shown how to work safely, utilizing proper techniques to protect both themselves and others from injury/illness. Job performance is effectively monitored to ensure that the quality of work being performed meets company standards.
Regular safety meetings are conducted with employees and members of the supervisory/management staff. Strict alcohol, controlled substance, and human rights policies are in place and rigorously maintained. All employees are required to wear approved protective gear. Hardhats, gloves, long sleeved shirts, and work boots are mandatory on all project work.