Wrapping up our 10th annual Safety Month celebration
Throughout June, our employees displayed their commitment to being Safer and Stronger Together, making our 10th annual Safety Month a huge success. This month is a time to reinforce our Health & Safety practices that support a strong safety culture year-round. As we reflect on Safety Month, let’s look for ways to incorporate what we learned in our daily work and lives.
Engaging our employees in our strong safety culture this Safety Month
Tetra Tech’s employee participation and engagement are vital to the success of our Health & Safety program—we strive to engage more employees each year during Safety Month. We believe a successful safety program must include engaging employees in various safety processes at all levels.
When employees are well informed about safety practices in their workplace, they are more aware of their surroundings. Research shows that 70 percent fewer safety incidents occur in highly engaged workplaces, which is a win-win for both employees and employers.
Last week, our Pride@Work group held a virtual pride month celebration. It was great to see employees in pride-themed attire coming together to listen as some of their colleagues shared stories of belonging and inclusion in the workplace.
Racial injustice. Gun violence. Police brutality. Transgender rights. White supremacy.
These are not just the issues prominent in the news or around the dinner table, but also in the board room. At another time, companies would have done their best to steer clear of these topics; but today that is, quite simply, no longer an option. Speaking out and addressing these historic injustices is not only a moral imperative, it is a public – and business – mandate.
Contributed by: John Hoekstra, Vice President Sustainability & Cleantech, Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services
We are living in an extraordinary time, the likes of which few of us could even imagine a few months ago. The ramifications of COVID-19 on human physical and mental health, the global economy, businesses (including many of our clients), and more are simply unfathomable.
Addressing the four types of hazards that most frequently result in injury to our employees
Tetra Tech’s Focus Four Injury Prevention Program (FOCUS 4) is a foundational component of our Health & Safety program. FOCUS 4 addresses the four types of hazards that most frequently result in injury to our employees. For Safety Month, we want to show how we are Safer and Stronger Together by ensuring everyone is aware of these hazards and can take the necessary precautions to avoid them.
Our goals for this program are that each employee is aware of the FOCUS 4 program, understands what it means, recognizes these hazards, and the common controls that can be applied.
Cybersecurity is on everyone’s mind. Almost daily, you hear about product vulnerabilities that lead to breaches in some company’s security. As the world gets so much more interconnected, cyber criminals are constantly looking for ways to find weaknesses in any of the devices they can connect to. Those devices might be cars, smart devices, medical devices or any other connected product. At the same time, cyber security practitioners are constantly trying to prevent their companies from being the next news story.
With researchers and tech developers, Duke Energy helps develop the Bat Deterrent System
Editor’s note: This story and photos were captured before the pandemic. Duke Energy crews are following stringent measures – including wearing masks and social distancing – to work safely while they perform essential work to keep the lights on. You can learn more about how we’re working safely during the pandemic here.
Highlighting our Vehicle Safety Program to keep you and your colleagues safe while on the road
The use of motor vehicles is integral to Tetra Tech’s business, and the safe operation of these vehicles by our teams is a top priority. Our Health & Safety Vehicle Safety Program is designed to prevent injury and property damage resulting from motor vehicle incidents. We value each member of our team and want all to arrive safely to wherever their destinations may be.
Sharing emergency preparedness tips and resources to keep you safe
This year will forever be known as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of 2020, many of us have had to evaluate our safety and security and that of our families, employees, and clients due to this virus. Facing our vulnerability can be difficult for those who may not have considered the unexpected challenges an emergency like this can pose. Everyone can become less vulnerable to disasters by becoming better prepared to handle them.