Safety Above All else
The Management of Versa Integrity Group recognizes that personal integrity and competence are primary components to the success of any operation, and safety is no exception. Safety is acknowledged by Versa Integrity Group as a fundamental value, and it is our belief that zero incidents is achievable. There is no acceptable level of injury in any of Versa Integrity Group’s operations. For that reason our shared vision is an uncompromising attitude for driving goal zero.
Versa Integrity Proactive Prevention (VIPP)
VIPP is a long range proactive process for safety cultural continuous improvement which is track-able/measurable. It is designed utilizing the same elements utilized in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program. We have implemented our Versa Integrity Proactive Prevention program to enable us to promote Management Commitment, Employee Involvement, Hazard Prevention, Work-site Analysis, and Employee Training. At the same time VIPP allows us to track our progress through to continuous improvement evolution of a robust safety culture.
The purpose of the Target ZERO workshop is to elevate the level of awareness of safety by making it personal, relevant and important. Employee participation in these workshops have been proactive in impacting the choices and actions employees make regarding their safety and their coworkers.
The objectives of Target ZERO is:
- To take time out for each of us to examine, in real terms, our own relationship to safety.
- To explore the contradiction regarding our personal safety;
- To heighten the awareness of the risks we face day-to-day.
- To build permission to “take care of” each other and to speak up when necessary to support the safety of those around us.
- To leave all of us in action: focus on the one (or few) things we can do that will make a difference for the safety of: ourselves, our co-workers, our families, those we care about.
Personal integrity and competence are primary components to success
The Management of VERSA Integrity Group, Inc., recognizes that personal integrity and competence are primary components to the success of any operation and Safety is no exception. Safety is acknowledged by VERSA Integrity Group as a fundamental value and it is our belief that zero incidents are achievable. There is no acceptable level of injury in any of VERSA Integrity Group’s operations. For that reason our shared vision is an uncompromising Devotion to Excellence.
We believe that no business objective is so important that it will be pursued at the sacrifice of Safety, Health or the Environment. Our Mission is to continuously strive for improved, safe job performances and attitudes, through consistence and proactive leadership, while encouraging all employees to recognize that we are all leaders.
VERSA Integrity Group is a committed team of highly qualified and knowledgeable individuals who will conscientiously strive to carry out our assignments in a safe manner. Each of us must assume the responsibility of making the health and well-being of personnel and safeguarding of our environment the foremost consideration in everything we do. Incident prevention must be an essential part of the planning and efficient execution of every job.
There are several indispensable ingredients to achieving Safety Excellence. First and foremost it must be firmly based on safe and confidant behavior patterns. Safety Rules alone cannot prevent incidents. Well-documented policies and procedures must be clearly communicated and must be embraced by all involved personnel. VERSA Integrity Group Management Safety Systems are designed to assist our employee’s in performing their work safely, as well as encouraging them to remain environmentally mindful. Every VERSA Integrity Group employee has the responsibility and the obligation to prevent accidents and injuries by observing established operating procedures, following the directions of supervisors, practicing the principles taught, and by providing ideas as to how our Safety efforts might be further strengthened and improved. The success of our Safety Culture is dependent upon the balanced relationship between each employee and their work environment.
In addition, employees are encouraged to ask their supervisor, should they not understand the Safety requirements for a task to which they have been assigned. Under no circumstance is an employee to perform a task without first, identifying the potential risks; secondly, having a clear understanding of the safety requirements; and thirdly, mitigate all known hazards in order to prevent incidents when performing their work.
Furthermore, employees are empowered and encouraged to exercise Stop Work Authority when any work–related activities are believed to be dangerous to personnel or the environment.