Health & Safety Practices
A policy of responsibility takes precedence.
Protecting the health and safety of employees, customers, and the public is high priority at NELCO. We are absolutely determined to conduct all business activities in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. NELCO considers this policy to be an integral aspect of who we are and how we conduct business around the globe.
NELCO’s committed to EHS is based upon sound management principles. We will:
- Actively and systematically identify and control significant environmental impacts or health and safety risks that could adversely affect our employees, products, customers, services, the public, or the environment.
- Include EHS in our decision-making processes and planning.
- Assure compliance with all applicable EHS regulatory and company requirements.
- Remain open and transparent in our EHS communications.
- Establish EHS policies, procedures, work instructions, and practices to guide our efforts.
- Assign responsibility and accountability for EHS appropriately across all levels of our company.
- Provide appropriate resources and tools to implement EHS requirements.
- Invest in employee training and development to improve our EHS practices and performance.
- Conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, and reduce waste through our commitment to reuse, recovery, and recycling.
- Continually evaluate and improve our EHS performance, processes, and systems.
- Supply and use safe and reliable products and services and share our EHS information and expertise with others.
Responsibilities for EHS are shared by all. Every employee must actively champion those behaviors and the attitudes necessary to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, property damage, and adverse impact to the environment. Employees must comply with the company and site EHS requirements as a condition of employment. Employees must immediately report any unsafe conditions, work-related injuries or illnesses, property damage, or environmental events to their direct supervisor or manager. We encourage employees to bring forth and help our company to enact their EHS concerns and suggestions.
Creating a business culture where EHS is properly managed makes good business sense and is the right thing to do. The costs of ineffective EHS management are simply too great. No job is so important that we cannot take the time to do it safely.