Safety Success Stories


COLAS USA BEGINS SAFETY CULTURE Journey

To take its safety performance to the next level, Colas USA, comprised of eight subsidiaries with companies spanning 25 North American states, is asking, “What if we put our ideas and energies into transforming our safety culture, the factors which lead to 90 percent of incidents? How far could we move the needle in safety performance?”

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VOLKER STEVIN CI TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Volker Stevin’s first CI Team developed consistency and quality standards for safety meetings. By improving the overall safety meeting experience, the team is driving excellence into a daily activity while positively impacting the organization’s entire safety culture.

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DOLESE BROS. CO. CREATES CONVERSATION CULTURE

A new safety meeting system is amplifying employee input and building better relationships.

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DOLESE BROS. CO. IMPLEMENTS ZIP™ PROCESS

When leaders at Dolese Bros. Co. dared to consider whether they were really doing everything possible to keep employees safe, they found an opportunity to embrace a new approach that will deliver improvements and reduce risk throughout the business. The transformation is beginning with a group of front-line employees teaming up to improve safety meetings.

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VOLKER STEVIN SAFETY STEERING TEAM

When leaders at Volker Stevin realized their focus on production could sometimes have a negative impact on safety performance, they made a bold commitment to change the way they do business. Now, the heavy civil construction and contracting firm is building a sustainable culture of safety excellence that proactively identifies hazards before they become incidents.

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HAWAIIAN CEMENT EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Employees at this construction materials company are using Caterpillar’s effective communication tools, Speak Up!, Listen Up! and Recognize It!, to fortify each of their core values by building a proactive safety culture.

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CATERPILLAR WORK TOOLS WACO

Despite high turnover and a rapidly growing workforce, Caterpillar Work Tools Waco cut its recordable incident frequency rate by more than 65 percent in just one year.

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LANE ELECTRIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT

When a series of close calls led to two serious injuries at Lane Electric Cooperative, leaders adopted a new approach to safety management.

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SAM HOUSTON ELECTRIC

Sam Houston Electric is working with Caterpillar to strengthen the main building blocks of safety culture excellence: accountability and effective communication.

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WAGNER EQUIPMENT CO.

Leaders at Wagner Equipment Co. decided in 2007 that the organization’s safety culture needed a shot in the arm, a push over a performance plateau.

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BLASCHAK COAL

Cat equipment has been part of getting the job done at Blaschak Coal Company for more than 30 years. Recently the company sought to discover the full range of value Caterpillar provides to its equipment customers, from job site solutions to safety culture consulting.

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ATKINSON CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Atkinson Construction built world-class performance by starting with the Safety Perception Survey.

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CATERPILLAR GLOBAL MINING BUILDS

In an effort to build a stronger safety culture, facilities in South Milwaukee and Houston, PA, deployed the ZIP Process.

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WINDS OF CULTURE CHANGE

Five wind industry leaders joined forces with Caterpillar to create a customized safety training program that will define safety culture for the industry.

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HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY

Hawaiian Electric Company begins journey to world-class safety excellence through the ZIP Process.

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CATERPILLAR SANTA FE

When Caterpillar acquired CleanAIR Systems in 2010, the Santa Fe, NM, company got a new outlook on safety.

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DAKOTA ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION

Dakota Electric Association achieves a cultural transformation through ZIP Process.

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KNIFE RIVER CORPORATION

ZIP Process helps construction company achieve safety milestones.

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