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Crown Equipment showcases safety program at (MAPI) Event

Crown Equipment Corporation shared the company’s successful behavior-based approach to safety at the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Council meeting in San Diego on October 4. Brian Duffy, Crown’s director of corporate environmental and manufacturing safety, provided an overview of the program and discussed best practices and lessons learned. The presentation, “Behavior Based Safety – One Company’s New Approach,” examined Crown’s SafeSteps program, which combines employee observation, feedback and positive reinforcement with active management support to focus on the behavioral aspects of safety. Since its inception in 2005, Crown’s SafeSteps program has created a culture of continuous improvement that has resulted in a significant reduction in both recordable and lost time injury rates. The program has earned numerous industry awards and national recognitions for safety excellence. For instance, the SafeSteps program contributed to Crown’s 2010 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award from the National Safety Council. “Safety of our employees is a top priority, and using tools like the SafeSteps program to promote safe behaviors is critical for our success, especially in manufacturing environments,” said Duffy.