ZERO Harm is not just a goal, it's an expectation
By Alicia Thomas
Safety is not a topic that people openly talk about often, until something goes wrong. This week, locations across our business are participating in Cargill’s Global Safety Week, unifying our teams on ZERO HARM.
For us, ZERO HARM is about protecting the safety of our people, the integrity of our product, and the health of our planet. Zero Harm includes our customers, our contractors and the communities we serve. Our teams have been working hard on a program of continuous improvement to identify hazards and put in place plans to either remove those hazards or reduce the risk of impact.
A key initiative in place right now focuses on reducing the potential for people to encounter machinery that could harm them on our GrainFlow and Canola processing facilities. Some of the actions may seem very simple. Like lines that make it clear how trucks should navigate the site, and should we need it, enable emergency services to respond or access quickly, and trying to reduce the need for vehicles to reverse on site. Other actions are more physical like installing barriers that protect pedestrian paths from vehicles.
Some of our actions are slightly more technical than line markings, like our Grower Delivery Application. By allowing growers and drivers to submit a grower delivery online, there is less need for them to get out of the truck on site, reducing their exposure to machinery onsite.
While all of these initiatives are good in their own right, we are working hard to make it part of our culture. We believe everyone can play a part in creating a culture of ZERO HARM, protecting People, Product, Planet. At Cargill, Zero Harm is not just a goal, it’s an expectation. We encourage anyone who sees a potential risk to raise it with the site supervisor or facilities manager. We need your eyes and ears to make sure we are eliminating all the risks we can.