Businesses should attain zero workplace injuries – clients

Clients and investors want a commitment from businesses that they will attain zero workplace injuries, top corporate executives said during a recent national seminar. In a speech at the American Society of Safety Engineers’ annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, June 29, Raleigh, North Carolina-based consulting and engineering firm S&ME Inc. president and chief executive officer Randy Neuhaus said, “If we don’t have a good safety record, we don’t even get to propose on projects. We wouldn’t work for [electric utility holding company] Southern Company if we didn’t have a good safety record.”

For his part, Oak Ridge, Tennessee-based cleanup contractor UCOR president and project manager Kenneth Reuter said that practicing safety in and out of the workplace “is a fundamental expectation of the client…from a business perspective, it’s the price of admission”, noting that their primary client, the United States Department of Energy, has a zero tolerance policy regarding this matter.

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