Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees.
From your first day to your last, Jenfab facilitates continuous safety training through employee-led initiatives, daily safety talks and annual training recertification.
Safety is top-of-mind in everything we do. As you grow in your career, you’ll have opportunities to expand and adopt new skills. We ensure you learn how to safely perform new and advanced tasks. You’ll be encouraged to take ownership of your work and lead by example.
At Jenfab, we refuse to accept the idea that “accidents happen.” We believe all accidents and injuries are preventable. Our team takes pride in having each other’s backs and maintaining a safety-first mindset. When our employees lead the charge, we move closer to the best work environment possible.
Our Goal Zero Safety Campaign
Zero accidents. Zero injuries. That’s the goal of our recent safety campaign. We help employees build camaraderie and trust, so everyone works together as one team. All Jenfab employees have the same objectives: speak up and support each other.
We foster open communication. In fact, we thrive on it. Only when everyone’s voice is heard can we start to make real change. Our team protects each other’s voices and opinions, celebrating those who share their thoughts. We seek out what we need to hear—not what we want to hear—so that Jenfab is a safer place for everyone.
Common Manufacturing Hazards
People who work in manufacturing are faced with hazards each day. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), some of the most frequently cited hazards in 2020 were fall protection, lockout/tagout control and machine guarding. Implementing safety measures in manufacturing reduces the risk of workplace accidents.
While all hazards are equally important to control, common hazards at Jenfab include:
When encountering hazards, we follow the Hierarchy of Controls from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Risks are reduced or eliminated by whichever controls are most effective and feasible.
NIOSH’s Hierarchy of Controls
The following are listed in order from most effective to least effective.
- Eliminating hazards from the workplace is the best control method and the most difficult to implement.
- Substituting hazards with safer policies and practices protects employees.
- Engineering controls reduce risk by preventing employees from coming into contact with existing hazards.
- Administrative controls are supplemental policy changes that alter the way people work.
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) is safety gear that reduces exposure to hazards. This is the least effective control method but often the easiest to implement.
Continuous Manufacturing Safety Training
Once hired, your safety training doesn’t stop after orientation. We continue to provide education about common hazards and offer opportunities for growth throughout your Jenfab career. In 2021, we also joined the National Safety Council, which offers employees more educational resources.
Our team participates in the following:
- New hire safety orientation certification
- Annual safety orientation recertification
- Morning safety meetings
- Daily JSA reviews
- Opportunities for advanced safety training (OSHA 10, OSHA 30, etc.)
- Specialized safety training (forklift, CPR, etc.)
Safety Orientation Certifications
Jenfab’s health and safety orientation covers the OSHA 1910 standards for general industry that apply to manufacturing parts washers. Most of what’s discussed under OSHA 1910 can be applied to our company.
Training isn’t only for new employees. Veteran employees must get recertified every year. Recertification strengthens our collective understanding of crucial safety procedures and ensures everyone’s knowledge is up-to-date.
Daily Safety Talks & JSA Reviews
Every morning, our team meets to discuss safety topics and review relevant procedures. Our safety meetings offer reminders for employees and lay out guidelines from our job safety analysis (JSA). We’ve gone over all tasks performed on our shop floor and identified the safest ways to complete them.
A job safety analysis (JSA) does four things:
- First, a JSA identifies the main jobs or tasks to be done.
- A JSA breaks down each job into steps. Some of the steps may be specific to a work area. As we create or update a JSA, we involve team members to better understand the task at hand and hear from multiple perspectives.
- When making a JSA, we identify every hazard associated with each step. Hazards are anything that could go wrong with employees, equipment, the work area or materials.
- Lastly, a JSA determines controls for each hazard. How will we reduce the risk or eliminate the hazard? Examples could be changing a process’s sequence of steps, adding machine barriers or wearing PPE.
We walk through our JSA with team members every day, ensuring everyone understands how to complete their work safely.
Skills-Based & Specialized Training
We use a circle to represent our commitment to safety training. Just like a circle continues, an employee’s safety training is never finished. We continually teach, practice and evaluate our safety standards, offering opportunities for employees to complete advanced OSHA training and specialized courses. Employees can learn how to operate forklifts or perform first aid and CPR.
Letting Employees Lead
Every employee is a safety leader. Jenfab gives motivated employees the chance to distinguish themselves through our Employee Safety Committee and peer-to-peer safety inspection program.
No matter how team members choose to participate, our environment fosters employee feedback and amplifies employee voices. Your input improves processes and pushes our company forward.
All jobs in manufacturing require employees to follow health and safety policies. Jenfab places safety at the forefront of employee training and company culture. We empower our team to share knowledge and convey concerns without penalty. When you join Jenfab, you’re joining a team with a shared vision: a safer workplace for all.
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