Safety the Simplot Way
A Deep Commitment to a Culture of Safety
At the J.R. Simplot Company, we have a passion for people, demonstrated in our unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, suppliers and communities in which we work. Simplot's dedication to fostering a safe and healthy workplace actively involves all employees across the globe.
We are continually guided by our Global Safety Philosophy in proactively, constantly improving workplace safety.
The Simplot Global Safety philosophy is the foundation of Simplot's safety culture, bringing all employees around the world under one safety value system. The philosophy reflects our company's commitment to supporting and promoting continuous improvement of safety processes, individual accountability and performance.
A Safety and Security Framework Prepared to Meet Today's Challenges
C.A.R.E. is a comprehensive and evolving framework for the continual, proactive improvement of safety and security throughout the company and the communities it serves. We created C.A.R.E. around a central set of principles:
- Commit – Make the commitment to safety through demonstrated actions.
- Assess – Both physical workplace conditions and behaviors.
- Recognize – To establish a positive safety culture.
- Encourage – Safe behaviors through positive feedback and correct unsafe behaviors.
Through assessments, observations and safety messages, the C.A.R.E. process was constructed for continuous improvement, management accountability, and employee engagement, creating and maintaining a positive safety culture at our facilities. The C.A.R.E. process provides us a proactive measurement – not just accident data – to trend, evaluate risk and create action plans to prevent incidents from occurring.
Security at Simplot
C.A.R.E. has also increasingly focused on the role of security as a crucial element in employee safety.
Simplot's security efforts include conducting risk assessments, identifying vulnerabilities, following stringent guidelines, coordinating with local and federal authorities, and implementing proactive strategic planning. These measures help protect company employees and the community while keeping Simplot businesses operational and sustainable.
In this video, Alicia Duke, Simplot's Senior Director of Health, Safety and Security explains why the well-being of Simplot employees is key to our success.
Community Health and Safety
For more than a decade, Simplot employees from our locations around the western U.S. have participated in rescue competitions.
The rescue competition helps employee-responders sharpen their skills and tests their knowledge and ability to work as a team so they can do their best to keep employees safe in case an emergency arises. Each team also interacts with and learns from local fire departments, the Department of Homeland Security, various experts in rescue and response, and other public response services.
During the global coronavirus pandemic Simplot kept employees, contractors and our communities safe by developing and following consistent and comprehensive health and safety protocols. The Simplot “3+1 Guidelines for Health & Safety” include mask wearing, physical distancing, heightened sanitation and stay-home protocols as recommended by the CDC or health authorities where our global operations are based. This diligent attention to protecting employees, their families and our communities has helped keep everyone as safe as possible during this unprecedented time.