Safety is a source of pride for all who work at JWFI. Safety is fundamental for good management and allows JWFI to continuously improve. Safety is the first topic of conversation (Safety Moment) at any formal meeting throughout the company. Since JWF only hires professionals who understand the importance of safety, management takes the approach of assuring the employees receive the right tools, training, and communication in a timely manner to reinforce a positive and inclusive culture of safety.
All employees receive safety training for their particular area of concern, including dealing with hazardous substances and materials. New employees receive general safety training as part of the on-boarding process. Personal protective equipment that includes hardhat, safety glasses, earplugs, and metatarsal shoes is required of all employees in the manufacturing areas along with visitors.
Job Safety Analysis: All new jobs are reviewed by experts to make improvements long before the job makes it to production.
Communication and Engagement: Employees are encouraged to continuously improve their work area. We provide many avenues of communication throughout the company to assure good ideas are never ignored, especially when it comes to safety.
Safety Committee: Like most companies headquartered in Pennsylvania, JWFI has a PA-state certified safety committee. We try our best to maximize the committee experience by welcoming non-members who want to help.
TRIR: Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) is a standard measurement for a company to compare how safe a company is to work at since it measures the rate per 100 employees has an injury that required care beyond first aid. In 2019, JWFI had a TRIR of 1.7. Our goal is to get to Zero.