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Solugen’s mission – to decarbonize the chemicals industry – ultimately keeps communities and the environment safe for current and future generations. Naturally, this means that safety is one of our company’s core values and is integral to all aspects of our business. Here at Solugen we strive to foster a culture of care that exemplifies this commitment to safety. The philosophy behind our safety program is best explained as being more than just coworkers; we are a part of the #Solugang, where everyone genuinely cares about each other and each one of us is responsible for one another’s safety. We believe that when it comes to safety, there is no such thing as a hierarchy. Regardless of your job title, everyone has the right (and is expected) to bring up potential safety issues with one another. These issues can include but are not limited to wearing the right PPE or following safety protocols.
At Solugen, our leaders help foster our culture of care. By promoting and maintaining a safety-conscious culture, Solugen’s leadership guarantees each team can safely and effectively execute projects. In addition to implementing core safety programs and ensuring team members understand policies, Solugen’s leaders are responsible for setting the example for our culture of care. To assist with defining our culture of care, we facilitate open and honest discussions and emphasize the objectives of our safety program.
This past quarter, Solugen’s Safety, Health, & Environment (SH&E) team helped to build our culture of care by implementing digital management of core safety programs, such as Incident Management and Management of Change. These processes are essential to Solugen’s safety program and the conversion to digital management of these programs allows for an easier technique to quantitatively evaluate our safety performance. This is particularly exciting because Incident Management and Management of Change are lengthy, multi-step processes involving several members of different teams. Online management streamlines this process by making it clear to individual team members what their responsibilities are and provides due dates. Now more than ever, online management of these processes means that data measuring the effectiveness of our safety program is easier to access.
Future SH&E projects to help support our culture of care includes Solugen applying a risk-based process safety framework from the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) which will implement a more effective process for safety management systems.