Employee health and wellness are our first priority. ChemDesign invests heavily in training and employee development to continually improve our knowledge and conduct chemistry safely. We are proud of our workforce and their efforts to always make ChemDesign a safe place to work.
Safety is Our Primary Focus
Safety is a core value we hold close and the foundation of our operations. All employees and contractors who work for ChemDesign are required to comply with 100% of the health and safety management system requirements of the U.S. EPA and OSHA. Our goal is to have zero incidents on our site, and for every worker go home unharmed at the end of their workday.
We conduct training for all our team members to have a competent understanding of the chemical industry & its impacts on society, the environment, and security. Our 3-week Chemical Operations Training utilizes ChemStewards principles and is a combination of classroom, hands-on experience, and mentoring. Our safety training equips team members with the ability to recognize hazards and reduce risks to keep themselves, their coworkers, and the community safe when working with chemicals. We also have weekly safety meetings to reinforce the safety mindset.
Our emergency management and response training include CPR certification, confined space rescue training, 40-hour Emergency Response Training through Lakeshore Technical University. In the 40-Hour Emergency response training employees learn about and practice evacuations, headcounts, rescues, release response, and more.
Health & Wellness Program
Overall wellbeing and health are an important part of occupational health. Our employee wellness program focuses on improving our employee’s livelihood outside of the workplace to create a more sustainable workforce. Our voluntary wellness program includes Annual Preventative Exams, and on-site health screenings through MediVan, to keep employees aware of the state of their health. We also offer an Employee Fitness reimbursement plan to encourage participation in local gyms, runs, walks, and other fitness activities. Voluntary, onsite flu vaccination clinics are hosted on-site through local healthcare providers. All of these activities combined from our Health and Wellness Program ensure a thriving workforce!
Investigating Safety Concerns
We base our near-miss reporting culture on “If you see something, say something”. We empower every employee to apply a “full stop” and report unsafe practices or when unhealthy work conditions are observed. Root Cause Investigation is used for all recordable injuries and near-miss reports. Consistent use of the root cause methodology ensures we understand the cause and take corrective actions.
Helping Emergency Agencies
ChemDesign routinely works with the Marinette County Emergency Management, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, and surrounding Fire Departments, and the 54thCivil Support Team (CST) from Madison, WI to perform practice drills that improve the familiarity and teamwork of responders in the region. To see our full blog on the Emergency Agency drill, click here. We were honored to lend our site for this beneficial drill that allowed professionals to practice using their special equipment.
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