We spoke with Todd Martin, Manager of Health, Safety Environment & Quality at Murray Latta Progressive Machine, about his company’s recent OSSE Certification.
Q Why was achieving OSSE important to you?
A Safety of our workers is very important to us, and we wanted to prove it. We wanted a robust and effective health and safety system to prevent injuries. Achieving certification to the OSSE Standard is the gold standard of health and safety in the manufacturing industry.
Q What the was process like?
A It was a long journey, and it’s not an easy road. You need everyone pulling together towards a common goal, and commitment from the top down. Achieving OSSE certification is a lot of work, but the payoff is worth it.
Q How did your team feel about the celebration?
A We’ve been celebrating our OSSE certification all week with staff barbeques, safety training and numerous other special events. Everyone from our CEO to the newest worker in the company has a lot of pride in what we have accomplished. The company culture has completely changed, and that is the most rewarding part of the OSSE journey.