ACCO’s chosen paradigm says that, “Safety is the CORE Value of our business. Everything in the company must be built upon safety first, before anything else.” We expect all ACCO employees to do all they can to ensure that everyone returns home safely to his or her family, friends and community. Our goal is to maintain world-class safety performance, not just for ACCO, but for everyone on the jobsite.
We are accomplishing this by ensuring that all appropriate enabling and sustaining systems are in place through a culture-driven comprehensive Safety Program. No other consideration will take a higher consideration than the health and safety of our workers, including protection of the public and property. Safety means more to us than just avoiding an incident or injury.
Our Supervisors and First Line Leaders own with conviction the safety of their teams and their mindset is to protect their Team Members. They hold responsibility for ensuring new and existing employees are aware of the expectations for mitigating exposures and have the skills and tools to complete tasks without incident, injury or unmitigated risk. They ensure compliance with all safety rules and regulations and set standards that go beyond compliance and demonstrate commitment.
Our executive and senior leaders have the ultimate responsibility for creating a climate and culture where every employee and sub-contractor have the training, tools and processes to demonstrate their commitment to work in ways that support our shared value for safety.
ACCO has an extensive and detailed Safety Program to establish compliance with the applicable regulations and provide the best safe practices to ensure the health of our employees. A copy of the Safety Program is available upon request.
ACCO provides the following safety training to our employees to protect them and those around them:
- Employee Safety Orientation
- Confined Space Entry
- Asbestos Awareness
- Respirator Training
- Respirator Fit Testing
- CPR/First Aid
- Fall Protection Awareness
- Forklift Certifications
- Scaffold Awareness
- Trench/Excavation Awareness
- Supervisor Safety Training
- Hazard Communication (MSDS)
In addition to this training, ACCO conducts weekly safety meetings with all employees to raise safety awareness. General Foremen Safety Meetings are conducted on a quarterly basis to review incidents and update safety training.
Injury Management Program
ACCO is committed to ensuring employees who are injured the best resources to rehabilitate themselves. ACCO does its best to provide meaningful temporary alternative work for injured employees. In addition, we make our best efforts to ensure injured employees receive the best medical care available to them.