The management of Miller Pipeline has not only identified employee safety as one of the company’s core values, but they have placed it at the top of the list. This has not just been done in writing, but more importantly it is clearly visible through the company’s actions.
Just like most top performing companies, Miller Pipeline complies with all federal and state safety regulations (e.g. maintaining written programs, ensuring that all required training is complete, providing necessary safety equipment, facilitating safety meetings, conducting jobsite inspections, maintaining equipment in safe condition, etc). However, we believe it’s the things we do beyond government requirements that show how committed we truly are to providing a safe workplace for our employees.
Below are different elements of our safety program that show ways we go “above and beyond” for safety.
- A full staff of safety professionals manage the company’s safety programs.
- Monthly meetings are held where executives review safety metrics including individual incidents and trends.
- Quarterly Safety Meetings for field personnel are attended by executives.
- Executives perform Jobsite Safety Observations throughout the year.
- Financial resources are committed from the capital budget to eliminate identified risks.
- An employee-led safety team meets monthly.
- Employee input is solicited before making significant changes.
- Employees submit safety suggestions, questions and concerns through a monthly newsletter.
- Monthly company newsletters feature artwork rendered by the children of employees about jobsite safety.
- Various safety contests are held annually.
Training and Education
- Daily Planning Huddles are held to identify the plan for the day and any potential risks.
- Monthly Crew Meetings are held to review the contents of our safety newsletter.
- Quarterly Safety Meetings are held to address corporate and regional safety concerns.
- All scheduled meetings are required to begin with a safety message.
- Leadership and task training are provided to potential Foremen.
- OSHA 10 & 30 Hour training is provided to all Executives, Managers and Superintendents.
- Leading causes of injury are the focal points of Jobsite Safety Observations.
- Highlights of Jobsite Safety Observations are shared throughout the company.
- Foremen are evaluated on Jobsite Safety Observation scores.
- Full-time safety professionals are often placed on high-profile projects.
- Several types of equipment and tasks have been modified to eliminate or control risk.
- To help monitor driving habits “Driver’s Alert Stickers” have been placed on all vehicles.
- Positive behaviors can result in points being earned back during Jobsite Safety Observations.
- Employees who achieve "Excellent" scores on Jobsite Safety Observations receive recognition.
- Promotional items are given away during peak times of the year to raise awareness.
- Raffles are held quarterly in each area to recognize positive safety performance.
- A “Safety Excellence Award” is given to the top three performing areas each year.
- Annual performance evaluations of all company personnel are tied to safety performance.
- Employees are encouraged to report near-miss incidents.
- An “Injury Hotline” has been established for all injuries to be reported immediately.
- All injuries are investigated immediately and preventative measures are identified.
- Lessons learned from each incident are reviewed with all employees company-wide.