CAMP HILL, Pa. - Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC), a global market leader providing environmental solutions for industrial and specialty waste streams, today announces that its Clean Earth division has successfully completed the ConstructSecure Independent Safety Assessment Program and has achieved the Gold Safety Award for the Waste Collection trade. This is the first time the company has been recognized by this prestigious awards program.
ConstructSecure is a cloud-based mobile platform that empowers clients to make smarter risk management decisions, and its Safety Assessment Program reviews a company’s historic safety performance and current safety management systems. The program normalizes data for vendor or contractor size and type of work performed. The program provides thorough, objective and consistent evaluation of company performance so clients can identify, monitor and manage risk smarter. The results provide a strong indicator of how a vendor or contractor values safety and a reliable predictor of future performance.
“Clean Earth has done a remarkable job of implementing a strong safety management system. In addition to keeping employees safe, safety performance of this caliber should reduce their insurance premiums,” said Garrett Burke, CEO of ConstructSecure.
Clean Earth achieved a total score of 91.47 out of 100. Notably, the company attained a perfect score for the following categories:
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) experience
- Days Away, Restricted Duty or Job Transfer (DART) case rate (exceeding the industry average)
- Safety program elements
- Special elements
Clean Earth also had zero past fatalities and a near perfect score for recordable cases. Its Experience Modification Rate (EMR) was recognized for being better than the industry average.
“At Clean Earth, we lead with safety, and it is embedded into our company values. We think of safety in terms of our people and customers, as well as keeping our environment safe through compliance,” said David Stanton, President of Clean Earth. “We are proud to have a strong track record in safety with an incident rate that is consistently better than others in the industry. There is always room for improvement, and we will continue to prioritize our safety and compliance programs and efforts, ensuring our team members go home safely every day.”
To see continuous improvement in its safety and compliance performance, Clean Earth is proactively engaging in five key activities this year:
- Safety/Compliance Visit Program. Internal visit/audit program implemented for safety and environmental compliance at all locations. The visits generate a collaborative list of actions that the site leadership team completes to improve both safety and compliance.
- Improved Training Programs. Its Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Team launched a series of trainings to ensure that Clean Earth employees understand hazard identification, its policies and its procedures to create a safe and compliant environment for all team members.
- Improved Communications. Sharing how Clean Earth is doing by releasing internal monthly reports on its EH&S metrics and by highlighting best practices and incidents among employees, teams and sites.
- Accountability. Every employee will be held to the same high standard, individually and collectively. Each team member is accountable for safety in two major ways. The first is his or her own personal safety and how they act in the workplace. This includes how each person performs their job and responds to the workspace and activity around them. The second is proactively building a safe environment for the company, including its work area and the broader operation.
- Zero-Tolerance. A zero-tolerance policy for non-compliance to safety and environmental regulations.