Safety

Our Safety Philosophy is on the back of our work shirts, “Safety.we live by it!” Being a family business, we pride ourselves on promoting safety with the intent that all of our employees will return home the same way that they came to work.

Safety Standards for Our Customers
Zampell understands that safety is as important to our customers as it is to us.
Given this knowledge, we always strive to be the contractor onsite that is consistently a source of peace of mind for our customers. We, as a company, always strive to exceed our customer’s safety expectations with our own high expectations.
Safety Standards for Our Employees
Zampell remains at the forefront of contractor safety by having regular training, more intensive training for its supervisors.
A staff of safety supervisory personnel, customised job previews for new employees with a focus on safety on the job, and a host of other applications all focused on furthering our progress towards the goal of making safety ever more culturally ingrained with our employees.
Notable Safety Achievements
Zampell is regarded as a premier example of safety in the industrial market. We operate our program with an emphasis on cultural integration, integrity, employee accountability, and discipline.
Vulcan Refractories Limited has achieved a Gold Medal (5 consecutive Golds awards) in the Internationally renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.
We proudly hang awards in the halls of our USA corporate office from the ABC and Massachusetts Safety Council based on our corporate performance.
The ASK Program
The ultimate goal of the Zampell Safety Department is to have zero incidents and zero injuries on its work sites.
The system that we use to start each shift in order to meet this goal is:
Our incineration experience includes many technologies and sectors including:

  • Site Safety Analysis
  • Tool Box Talk
  • Pre-Shift Stretch
This process gets every employee mentally and physically prepared for each day’s work
The challenge that we found and the questions we had were:
Our incineration experience includes many technologies and sectors including:

  • How do we get out employees to carry the spirit of our pre-shift routine through everything they do throughout the day?
  • How do we ultimately get our employees to think before they act?
  • How can we reach the goal of zero incidents and zero injuries?
Our Answer: The ASK Program
The ASK program is simple in nature, and it has two main facets two it: Engagement & Accountability .
Engagement: Employees respond and internalize what they should be doing for safety if they are asked instead of told.
Accountability: Every employee is accountable for their own safety in cooperation with management, the safety department, the supervision, and every other employee.
Safety is part of everyone’s job, not an extra. Every employee is expected to show up to work, do a good job, work hard, and be safe. Safety is a reflection of every employee’s work ethic. Anyone can do a job poorly or unsafely, it always takes an extra step and extra work to get it done correctly and safely.
Before each task, we want every employee and supervisor to engage themselves and each other with these simple questions:
  • What am I about to do?
  • How am I going to do it?
  • What are the hazards?
  • How do I prevent them?
We began this program mid-year in 2008, and we hope it will prove successful in helping us reach our goal of zero incidents and injuries.
For more details on our safety program, please feel free to contact us.