Cherie Davis, Senior Health, Safety & Environment Specialist with Baker Hughes, a GE Company, shared the theirinnovative culture to approaching safety.
All Baker Hughes, a GE Company, employees are tasked with individually being responsible for a perfect HSE day. This means for any given day there were no recordable injuries, illnesses, significant spills or releases, or significant motor vehicle accidents. Employees work as a team to ensure everyone has ownership in HSE, as a new way of thinking.
Through hazard identification, control, understanding and following processes, managing change, and sharing lessons learned each department can ensure a perfect HSE day is achieved. Employees are also empowered to stop work at any time if they feel the environment is unsafe.
By using an interdependent safety culture, cooperation occurs not only within but across the team, with increased organizational pride. Management can be comfortable leading, or empowering team members from their area to lead. Overall this leads to a team fully engaged in goal setting and improvements.