Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to Make Sure Worker Protection Worldwide Doesn't Fall Through the Cracks

British-based global specialty food ingredients business Tate & Lyle has production facilities and research centers throughout the Americas, Europe, and Southeast Asia. The company’s operating philosophy is, “We always put safety first; nothing is more important.”
To enhance safety performance across geographic boundaries Tate & Lyle has introduced a requirement for a “permit to work” that spells out risks and safety requirements for all non-routine jobs. 
Note:  Don't confuse this permit-to-work (good example can be found here) with a document that allows an employee to work legally in the United States, which is commonly used in Britain and Europe.

The value of the permit-to-work system?  It brings contractor teams together and it provides accountability.

Read the entire article:  Global businesses are crossing borders to find safety solutions

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