Daily tasks are routine, walk the floor (23,000 sqft), observe our team mates (TM's) for wear of personal protective equipment (hearing protection, eye protection, gloves, and safety shoes (protective toe, slip resistant, puncture resistant). Conduct safety inspections on forklifts, fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, and the overall facility. Point of contact for distribution of PPE, first aid treatment, injuries and incidents. Provide written reports on first aid and injuries to HSSE Lead, HSSE Director, and plant management. Provide reports to TM's lead or manager for verification and validation of corrective action in the prevention of future incidents or injuries. Identify and receive information and write reports on Near Misses or Close Calls.
HSSE management is good to work for, easy to discuss matters of concern, thoughts and ideas, and provides assistance and feedback regularly.
The TM's are still in an adjustment phase to a safety culture that is supportive instead of retaliatory. TM's were not used to having to abide by the safety culture of constant PPE usage, reporting of injuries or accidents without fear of repercussions.
An enjoyable part working for Katerra has been the unlimited PTO offered when hired. Though this is not something to abuse, it has offered time off when needed without fear of going in the hole for time off.
Accountability for actions by TM's