It’s more than a policy. It’s our standard way of doing business.
If employees are a company’s greatest asset, then safety is at the forefront of this vision. At Diamond Envelope Corporation we manufacture on average over 4 million envelopes per day with some machines producing 1200 envelopes every 60 seconds with thousands of moving parts. This could be a recipe for high risk and danger or, as we prefer to see it, ingredients to a well-tuned safety program.
Employees are trained on day one in LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out) and teamed up with a seasoned employee for five weeks before being able to operate the machine by themselves. Numerous reviews and evaluations are conducted to ensure our high standards of training are met with each new team member. Throughout an employee’s career at Diamond additional training is provided ranging from hands-on fire extinguisher safety to building evacuation drills. Employees serving in lead roles for each shift receive additional training in First Aid, CPR and AED, as well as, alcohol or drug use and abuse training.
On a corporate level we conduct monthly safety meetings alternating both plant and office staff to serve on the team for six months. Additionally our plant management, plant maintenance and human resource serve on a team that meets biweekly to review the plant operation as a whole including conducting safety inspections. We have a stringent drug and alcohol-testing program, which includes pre-employment screening, post-accident, for cause and random. However, we don’t stop there. We are also in the business of seeking ways to prevent future injuries from happening by conducting pre-shift stretching exercises. Each shift begins with a voluntary class of warm-up stretching and flexing to prevent soft tissue or repetitive injuries. And finally, each year we are subjected to a comprehensive, in-depth, daylong safety performance evaluation of the highest standards by our insurance carrier. We are pleased to have received a perfect score in 2009, 2010 and 99.5% in 2011.
What does this mean for Diamond? We proudly display our plaques from the EMA (Envelope Manufacturers Association), IMA (Illinois Manufacturers Association) and the Millennium Cup which is the highest honor to be awarded by our insurance carrier for our safety achievements and accomplishments. It means we are doing it right… the first time and every time. This level of success doesn’t happen overnight and doesn’t come easy. It takes every employee on our team every second of their working day and then some. We are proud of our success and eagerly accept the challenge of maintaining our level of excellence and finding new concepts in keeping safety at the forefront of our vision for our most valuable asset… our employees.
No Safety? Know Pain!
Know Safety! No Pain!