Safety Sets the Pace at Osmose

THE OSMOSE SAFETY CULTURE

At Osmose, we prefer to talk about our safety culture rather than our safety program.  A safety program implies a set of rules that people are required to follow, often reluctantly.  A safety culture implies that safety is a way of life at Osmose.  It is how we think and how we approach our jobs every day, not because that's what is required, but because that is who we are.

Over the past 20 years, we have worked diligently to establish a culture of safety by making safety an integral part of everything we do.  And as you will see in many of the statistics below, we have achieved excellent results and we will do everything in our power to ensure this culture and our safety performance persist.

 

SAFETY PERFORMANCE

  • 17 of our crews have exceeded 100,000 safe hours.  To put this achievement into perspective, that is the equivalent of an individual working for 50 years without a recordable injury or chargeable vehicle claim (CVC)!     
  • Though CVCs (chargeable vehicle claims) are not OSHA indices, they are important to us. Driving is risky and is our single largest exposure with a fleet logging more than 18 million miles each year.  To put this accomplishment into perspective, we only experience a CVC once every 750,000 miles or about every 30 trips around the globe!  
  • Osmose safety metrics continue to exceed the industry standards year after year.

Monthly Safety Tip: Fatigue

Fatigue is the state of feeling very tired, weary or sleepy resulting from insufficient sleep, prolonged mental or physical work or extended periods of stress or anxiety.  Repetitive tasks can intensify feelings of fatigue.  Fatigue can be described as either acute or chronic.  Acute fatigue results from short-term sleep loss or from short periods of heavy physical or mental work.  The effects of acute fatigue are of short duration and usually can be reversed by sleep and relaxation.  Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder characterized by extreme fatigue or tiredness that doesn't go away with rest and can't be explained by an underlying medical condition.
 
Signs of Fatigue
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness, including falling asleep against your will
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Giddiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Digestive problems
  • Increased susceptibility to illness
Tips for Preventing Fatigue
  • Take breaks - drink plenty of water
  • Cold shower in the morning
  • Snack frequently
  • Eat healthy - fruits and vegetables
  • Don't skip meals
  • Don't overeat
  • Stay away from caffeine and alcohol
  • Go to bed early
  • Don't smoke
  • Move more - sit less

 

Safety First


MONTHLY TIP:  FATIGUE

Fatigue is the state of feeling very tired, weary or sleepy resulting from insufficient sleep, prolonged mental or physical work or extended periods of stress or anxiety. Click here for tips to prevent fatigue.

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