Safety management: high performance with low risk

Our continuous improvement policies eliminate redundant activities, allocating the right number of resources to ensure risk mitigation while delivering expectation-beating results.

Did you know?

One of the most frequent questions we’re asked for new business opportunities is: “Can you describe your safety program?”

Absolutely! We take Associate safety seriously and employ continuous improvement methodologies, in conjunction with our Americold Operating System standards, to constantly enhance our safe working environment.

BBS: behavior-based safety

Elevating safety awareness through observations and education

BBS is a process that, when executed properly, elevates a safety program through quality observations that focus on Associate behaviors, both safe and unsafe, to mentor and form habits around positive performance.

Should unsafe behaviors be observed, we “close the distance” by interacting with the Associate and educating them as to why their behavior is unsafe.  Equally important is giving positive feedback when safe behavior is observed.  This promotes and reinforces safe work practices.

Executing BBS properly creates a proactive safety culture.

BBS is a process that, when executed properly, elevates a safety program through quality observations that focus on Associate behaviors, both safe and unsafe, to mentor and form habits around positive performance.

Should unsafe behaviors be observed, we “close the distance” by interacting with the Associate and educating them as to why their behavior is unsafe.  Equally important is giving positive feedback when safe behavior is observed.  This promotes and reinforces safe work practices.

Executing BBS properly creates a proactive safety culture.

Process safety management (PSM)

PSM is an integral part of our safety management system to ensure compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations. We have implemented Ammonia Process Safety Management (APSM), a software repository for all associated PSM documents that allows us to monitor and track real-time reporting for the management of our ammonia systems.

PSM is an integral part of our safety management system to ensure compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations. We have implemented Ammonia Process Safety Management (APSM), a software repository for all associated PSM documents that allows us to monitor and track real-time reporting for the management of our ammonia systems.

Safety policy processes

Through our centralized Safety Management group, we define expectations for our facilities and drive best practice guidance to keep our Associates safe. Our processes engage our Associates to ensure a personal interest in maintaining a culture of safety. At Americold, safety is no accident.

Through our centralized Safety Management group, we define expectations for our facilities and drive best practice guidance to keep our Associates safe. Our processes engage our Associates to ensure a personal interest in maintaining a culture of safety. At Americold, safety is no accident.

Our safety record brings multiple benefits

We have 21 sites with more than 5 years of accident-free operations, and 5 with more than 10 years of safe operations! These are significant achievements for our industry, our people, and our customers. As an extension of your operations, rest assured that you are part of a safe working environment that keeps productivity and morale high.

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