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Employee Safety Consulting

DuPont World-Class Employee Safety Consulting

As global safety leaders, DuPont consultants customize our best practices to help boost our clients' performance.

Our organizational and individual 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 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 cultures and individual competencies in ways that reduced injuries and improved operational performance. DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) safety 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 safety culture at all levels of your organization.

The Value of a Strong 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 safety culture directly reduces safety incidents 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 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 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 safety culture continually strengthens.

The Three Savings of 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 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

Employee Safety Lead, Bob Krzywicki

Bob Krzywicki is Global Practice Leader for Employee Safety Consulting. As a recognized expert, he brings over 30 years of experience in the field to the core consulting practice of Safety Resources at DuPont Sustainable Solutions.