DuPont World-Class Employee Safety & Workplace Safety Management
As global safety leaders, DuPont consultants customize our best practices to help boost our clients' performance.
Our organizational and individual health and safety culture change management processes include integrated safety management, operational discipline, and leadership and skills development.
At DuPont, we believe that all accidents are preventable, and have operated under the motto “safety first” for more than 200 years: our goal is zero injuries and zero incidents. Today, DuPont continues to be recognized as a leader in world-class employee safety, and has provided workplace safety management training and consulting to over three million people and thousands of organizations worldwide, helping our clients achieve a level of cultural maturity and performance beyond their own capability.
In thousands of engagements around the world, our Employee Safety best practices have cultivated our clients' organizational health and safety cultures and individual competencies in ways that reduced injuries, hazards in the workplace, and improved operational performance. DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) workplace safety management consultants have experience customizing solutions for a wide range of industries, including energy and utilities, chemical manufacturing, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, metals processing, and mining, among others.
Drawing on their own experience as operations leaders, our expert consultants can work closely with your organization's leadership teams to implement tailored employee safety and operational assessments, tools and processes. Using a collaborative approach, we can cultivate a strong health and safety culture at all levels of your organization.
The Value of a Strong Health and Safety Culture
DuPont's experience, as well as that of our clients, has proven the value of world-class employee safety performance. A study of data gathered in our Safety Perceptions Survey revealed that a robust health and safety culture directly reduces safety incidents, hazards in the workplace, and protects lives. This helps our clients to reduce costs, foster a happier and more productive workforce, make facilities more efficient, and improve their public image, each of which yields significant financial and competitive benefits.
Enhancing your organization’s safety culture is about more than removing hazards in the workplace and institutionalizing safety rules and procedures, however. It's about working with people to change their attitudes and behaviors at work as well as at home.
Our expert consultants in workplace safety management establish a customized employee safety management system that includes leadership, organization and process components. Armed with our workforce assessment tools, behavior-based as well as psychologically based change management systems, extensive training services, and continuous improvement processes, your health and safety culture continually strengthens.
The Three Savings of Employee Safety
Experts agree that improved safety contributes to profitability in many ways, as costly incidents are avoided. Employees naturally become more emotionally and physically invested in their work. Workforce turnover goes down while productivity and quality go up.
Cost savings increase as the management excellence gained around safety processes extends to the entire organization. For example, some DSS clients report that our change management processes provided a model for cultural transformation that helped them alter other productivity-reducing behaviors. Others have said our workplace safety management processes establish clear lines of communication that extend from the shop floor up to the highest levels, enhancing the manufacturing process as a whole.
1. Direct Costs of Injuries Avoided
• Medical costs
• Wage indemnity
• Claims administration fees
2. Additional Costs of Injuries Avoided
• Damaged equipment, vehicles and goods
• General liability costs and litigation
• Lost productivity and quality
• Production interruptions, yield losses
• Replacement labor and overtime
• Damage to customer relations and public image
3. Business Excellence Gained
• Capable leadership
• Improved morale and organizational integrity
• Increased productivity
• Production and reliability control
• Improved risk profile and right to operate
• Sustainable organizational resilience
- OMV Petrom Group Case Study
London Underground Case Study
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on London Underground to see how visible management commitment is the key to managing risk.
The Linde Group Case Study
Learn how the Linde Group extracted superior value by assessing management systems, leadership, culture and behaviours in safety and process safety within their Gases and Engineering Divisions.
- Borealis AG Case Study
- Conoco Case Study
- E.ON Benelux Case Study
- Engro Chemical Case Study
Danone Case Study
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on Danone to see how they achieved sustainable safety improvement through standardization.
- Stora Enso improves safety performance
- Velux Group Case Study
- Sonae Sierra Case Study
USES AND APPLICATIONS
DuPont Bradley Curve
See how our proprietary DuPont Bradley Curve helps clients understand and benchmark their progress toward world-class safety.
Management of Change Workshop
See how this PSM/ORM Change Management Workshop covers DuPont best practices that help prevent disruptions to your Process Safety Management system.
- Process Hazard and Consequence Analysis PSM Workshop
- Best Practices Workshop: PSM and ORM Overview
- Mechanical Integrity PSM Workshop
- Employee Safety Perception Survey
- IT Solutions for PSM/ORM Implementation Workshop
- First- and Second-Party Process Safety Management Auditing
- Process Safety Management Metrics Best Practices Workshop
- Cross-Cultural Process Safety Management Workshop
- Process Safety Management in Major Capital Projects Workshop
- Swiss Federal Railways Case Study