Promoting Health and Safety
Emerson Solutions Protect People in the Workplace and Beyond
Emerson’s emphasis on creating and sustaining healthy and safe work environments reflects our respect for our employees and others. High standards in these areas underpin a critical aspect of operating productively and, in turn, help us compete effectively. Beyond this, Emerson’s products and services enable our customers and their customers to provide healthy and safe environments.
We align themes and doctrines of Emerson’s health and safety program with regulations established by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Today, we focus on exporting these approaches to assure the health and safety performance of our international facilities, particularly in emerging nations where local practices sometimes fall below the standards we require.
Overarching priorities for our program are:
- Protecting employees from immediate and long-term harm due to accidents or exposure to potentially dangerous conditions
- Ensuring that Emerson maintains a strong and continuing focus on health and safety in our operations
- Developing products, services and technologies that help improve health and safety in the marketplace
Emerson’s health and safety program focuses on:
Health and safety is a top priority for all operational and facility management. We require managers to anticipate and prepare for the unexpected. Established channels of communication heighten awareness and facilitate fast responses to developing situations. Management’s emphasis on health and safety instills an ethic of continuous improvement.
Protective Devices We continually engineer and apply devices and work practices that mitigate risk from workplace processes and equipment.
Where important processes involve repetitive tasks, we design work approaches to minimize the cumulative impact on our employees.
By establishing controls and sound maintenance protocols, management works to continually reduce accidents and improve overall safety in the work environment.
To assure we operate well-protected a safe workplace, we manage access to our facilities consistent with international guidelines and standards. Those responsible for providing these safeguards emphasize the importance of dignity and respect in their interactions.
We consistently measure health and safety performance to assure continuous improvement and high standards in every facility.
Advancing Health and Safety in Other Settings
Emerson’s products and service offerings and our technology investments advance the state-of-the-art for health and safety around the world. These focus areas span direct involvement in the field of healthcare – where a significant Emerson business platform links information systems to patient care – to monitoring food retailing sites to ensure food safety and quality. Other solutions enhance customers’ plant safety while providing information and diagnostics to protect workers in industrial settings.