It is HSA's belief that our employees are the company's most valuable resource and that they deserve the right to practice their profession in a safe working environment. As a reflection of our culture and a statement of our commitment to our employees and clients, safety is more than a program at HSA. Safety ranks as the highest priority of commitment by HSA's senior management. HSA's health and safety initiative is called Safety Means Awareness Responsibility & Teamwork (SMART). The SMART program was developed to provide the foundation for continuous improvement in our safety performance and serve as a vehicle by which we sustain the importance of health and safety management in our daily activities.
Principles and Objectives of the SMART Program.
Principles. In the pursuit of our vision, we will adhere to the following principles:
- Preventing injuries, illnesses, and incidents is a valued business practice.
- All injuries and illnesses are preventable by anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of causative factors.
- Management at all levels is personally responsible for providing leadership, accountability, and resources to prevent injuries, illnesses, and incidents.
- Adherence to safety policies is a condition of employment for all employees.
Objectives. Fundamental objectives underlying our vision are:
- Elimination of all injuries and illness through proper management of causative factors.
- Acceptance and practice by all employees and contractors of our safety and health principles and policies, both on and off the job.
- Provide consistent safety and health training throughout the company.
- Respect and recognition in the marketplace, earned through our actions and accomplishments, that we have become the premier consultant in occupational safety and industrial hygiene performance.
Employee Responsibility for Safety. HSA employees have the following responsibilities for safety regardless of workplace location and/or position held within the company:
- Comply with HSA safety and health policies and procedures.
- Comply with United States and client site-specific requirements for occupational safety and health.
- Report all accidents, injuries, illnesses, near misses, and unsafe conditions.
- Follow safe work practices.
- Wear appropriate clothing and personal protective equipment.
- Recognize health and safety hazards and use appropriate safeguards.