Landmark Structures and Landmark Tank Services each received a Safety Award of Achievement for 2010 safety performance from STI/SPFA, the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Tank Fabricators Association. The award recognizes companies with no OSHA recordable injuries for 12 consecutive months. Landmark maintains a recordable rate at or below 1.0.
Each Landmark employee completes approximately 40 hours of EHS training annually.
Landmark is committed to aggressive continuous improvement goals toward an incident-free safety culture.
Environment, Health & Safety
Landmark’s commitment to safe workplaces and jobsites is enabled by a robust Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) management system. It is designed to prevent harm to people, property and the environment, and is enthusiastically embraced by company principals, line management, employees and contractors. All are empowered and responsible for its success, based on three guiding principles:
- Clearly communicated expectations result in desired outcomes
- Goals and objectives align with defined standards and procedures, while aiming for continuous improvement
- All incidents can be prevented by eliminating their causes
While Landmark’s EHS policies are addressed in detail and integrated throughout work practices and procedures, they are managed with four key tools:
Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment (HIRA)
A formal hazard analysis is performed for all work completed by Landmark. The analysis method used by Landmark allows the risks associated with each task, and the effectiveness of the hazard controls to be quantified. The HIRA for each task is completed by a team of subject matter experts, and utilized as a review template prior to performing the task. HIRAs are reviewed prior to performing a task by the employees who will be performing it. The review process allows all employees to provide suggestions for new or better hazard controls, encouraging participation, awareness, and continuous improvement.
Site EHS Evaluation
Landmark managers, supervisors and EHS personnel perform safety evaluations during their site visits, and Landmark’s safety culture motivates all employees to take corrective action whenever they observe a potentially unsafe practice or condition. Managers and supervisors document findings, analyze deficiencies and track issues through closure using the Site Evaluation Report process.
Root Cause Analysis
Landmark performs investigations and root cause analysis for all incidents, regardless of their severity. Every incident results in a root cause analysis meeting attended by all levels of the appropriate management line, including the employees directly involved. The analysis follows Heinrich’s Domino theory, and results in the discovery of cause and development of corrective action plans to prevent recurrence.
Comprehensive EHS Training
Landmark utilizes computer based as well as traditional methods to deliver a high level of training on a frequent basis. In the course of a year, each Landmark employee completes approximately 40 hours of formal EHS training in addition to on-site EHS meetings, EHS conference calls, and hands-on training. Training is delivered consistently and in accordance with a matrix plan tailored to the work performed by each Landmark employee.
The goal of Landmark’s EHS management system is simple: Incident-free projects and workplaces that maintain the integrity of the environment, utilize attention and care to eliminate cost and delay, and above all, protect the quality of life and futures for those at work.
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