JRS Holdings Corporation is committed to achieving environmental, health and safety(EHS) excellence. As the Vice Chairman and CEO and collectively, it is our mission to engage, evaluate, collaborate, plan, and execute tasks, functions, and objectives responsibly within the communities we serve. With this mindset and consciousness our safety culture will help ensure that each day our personnel, our courageous men and women, are safe from port to port. Our leadership, management, and employees embrace such responsibility to provide a safe and healthy working environment. Many of our programs are customized to fit the challenges which exist and are common within various industry sectors: telecommunications; energy production, oil and gas production and exploration, construction, upstream and downstream chemical technology treatment, agriculture, and entertainment. Listed below our categories company requirements and areas of responsibility:
- Comply with applicable environmental, health and safety (EHS) laws and regulations.
- Take appropriate measures to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, and to provide employees with a safe and healthy working environment. Consider evolving industry practices, regulatory requirements and societal standards of care.
- Assess EHS impacts before starting a new activity or project. Consider EHS impacts and perform a Safety Material Information Tools (SMIT) analysis in the design, production, and installation.
- To the extent reasonably practicable, reduce the use and release of toxic and hazardous materials, prevent pollution, and conserve, recover and recycle materials. Employ Lean Six Sigma practices whenever practical.
- Continue to improve our EHS systems and performance as an integral part of GE’s operational strategy.
- Follow this policy and applicable laws and regulations to protect your own health and safety as well as that of other workers, the public and the environment. EHS is everyone’s responsibility.
- Present ideas that support the goals of this policy to your manager or your business’ EHS manager.
- Promptly raise any concerns about possible violations of this policy to your manager, business EHS manager, Corporate Environmental Programs, Corporate Medical Services, JRS legal counsel, JRS auditor, JRS Chief Safety Officer (CSO) or designated person. Your report may be written or oral, and it may be anonymous.
- Follow the basic employee responsibilities common to all policies, which are listed in employee EHS hand book.
Business leaders must:
- Consult with Corporate Environmental Programs and Corporate Medical, as appropriate, on the adequacy of their EHS programs
- Implement monitoring and auditing systems at the plant and business levels designed to detect violations and assure compliance with the law and this policy
- Set annual EHS goals and expectations for the business
- Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of managers and other senior employees on their implementation of this policy and environmental, health and safety programs
- Establish a process to periodically review the EHS impacts of business activities and projects and to take into account changes in the business, the law, insurance availability, societal expectations, understanding of the risk and other relevant considerations
- Authorize new business activities or projects, or authorize changes to existing business activities or projects that increase the EHS risk level only if the risks have been analyzed and can be appropriately managed
- Promptly notify the Corporate Executive Office of decisions authorizing substantial involvement in new activities or projects having the potential for significantly extending the EHS risks to the company or the public.
Managers responsible for a facility, activity, product or service must:
- Communicate responsibly with employees, communities, customers and government agencies regarding environmental, health and safety issues
- Cooperate with the public, government and other interested parties to develop appropriate regulatory and public policies that protect employee and public health and the environment
- Implement effective programs, training and best practices for environmental, health and safety and for the elimination or reasonable reduction of toxic and hazardous materials
- Regularly assess plant operations and management. Establish measurements to ensure compliance with this policy and applicable laws and regulations. When appropriate, review assessment results with Corporate Environmental Programs and Corporate Medical
- Ensure that employees with EHS responsibility are appropriately screened before appointment and that their continued appropriateness for their positions is periodically reviewed
- Develop appropriate programs for safety reviews of new and redesigned operations, services and products prior to initiation or sale and distribution to customers. Monitor after-sale safety and operational performance to identify and address significant safety issues
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
- Promptly advise and obtain the concurrence of the business leader before initiating any new projects or activities, or of any situation with the potential for significantly extending EHS risk beyond the previously assessed and authorized levels
- Work cooperatively with JRS’s customers, agents, contractors, suppliers and other business partners to ensure that our relationships with them support this policy
- Investigate, report, and make recommendations to mitigate work-related employee injuries and other serious company safety incidents requiring hospital admittance or a report to a governmental agency
- Investigate, report, and make recommendations to mitigate environmental incidents requiring a report to a governmental agency to comply with environmental laws or regulations
- Investigate, report, and make recommendations to mitigate legal proceedings alleging significant property damage or personal injury from environmental contamination or exposure to hazardous substances
- Develop, implement, and enforce all safe practices, policy, and procedures established within company EHS hand book.