Safety Associates of the Month – MarchApril 26, 2013
Each month, Facility Logistic Services (FLS) recognizes and congratulates a Safety Associate of the Month. FLS takes great pride and satisfaction in highlighting the efforts of their employees who meet the criteria for distinction among their peers.
Safety is a valued concept and vital part of doing business. FLS appreciates the professionalism and commitment to safety that all of our employees exercise daily while performing their jobs.
FLS will continue to acknowledge employees who go above and beyond in the area of safety, and show appreciation to them by presenting them with a $25.00 gift card.
Below are the Facility Logistic Services’ Safety Associates of the Month for March.
Ricke Holmes, Lexington, NC Facility
Ricke Holmes’ commitment to providing a safe work environment for his fellow associates has been demonstrated in the last month by identifying possible hazards in the Converting area. Ricke completed 2 safety hazard identification forms within the last month. First Ricke noticed a sharp edge on the siding near the door that leads to the mill conveyor on Converting Line 2 where associates have to look out the door to view the mill conveyor. The hazard has been marked until it can be fixed. Ricke also spotted a possible slip hazard underneath the conveyor on converting Line 2 near the bag labelers. Ricke cleaned up the oil that was leaking from a gear box and placed pig matting down to absorb any other oil that could possible leak out. Ricke’s goal every day is to work in area that is free of hazards in order to protect not only himself but anyone who ventures into the Converting area. Ricke challenges all other FLS associates everywhere to maintain a safe work environment and to bring forth any safety hazards or improvements.
Kathy Meade, Berkeley, NC Facility
Kathy has played an integral part in the Safety Culture at FLS-Berkeley. She recently used her 3 Safety Obligations regarding an associate being “Fit for Duty” and also remembered the importance of our Safety Reporting Program. She immediately expressed her concern to FLS-Berkeley Senior Leadership, to ensure that the issue was resolved. She was determined to make sure that her crew went home safe. This is a great example of being your brother/sister’s keeper. It’s obvious that she paid attention in our Annual Safety Refresher Training and the 3 Safety Obligations Training class because she went out of her way to show that she cared about all of her co-workers safety. This associate truly values safety and is determined to ensure that all FLS-Berkeley associates go home safe, every day/night!
Kristen Rusch, Neenah, WI Facility
Kristen Rusch, Kimtech Receiving Lead, has demonstrated her dedication to safety by leading some weekly safety training for customers, fellow contractors, as well as other FLS associates. This was the first time a contractor had ever led this training and Kristen did do so eagerly and willfully! She does a phenomenal job utilizing her 3 safety obligations as well as leading by example. She understands the importance of safety and does all she can to drive this culture with her FLS-Kimtech team.