The Role Culture Plays in Safety

In the world of steel fabrication and installation, safety isn’t just a priority; it’s a fundamental aspect of daily operations. At Goodhart Sons, we understand that our commitment to safety goes beyond compliance with regulations—it has to be ingrained in our company culture. Last week, we celebrated just over 450 days without lost time with breakfast from Dosie Dough’s and coffee from the New Holland Coffee Company. As part of our event, we had the privilege of hosting Jeff Spatz from Graham Company, whose insights on safety drove home that culture indeed beats compliance when it comes to safeguarding lives.

We know that safety isn’t just about ticking boxes and meeting industry safety standards; it’s about fostering a mindset where every individual understands their responsibility to themselves, their coworkers, as well as their families and loved ones. Jeff conveyed that even in situations where companies meet all compliance requirements, tragedies can still occur. That’s where the importance of culture shines through.

Here at Goodhart Sons, one of our core values is Commitment. We see Commitment not only as a dedication to our craft but also as a promise to our people to uphold the highest standards of safety in every aspect of our operations, whether it’s in the shop or out in the field.

Our commitment to safety extends beyond protocols; it’s about creating an environment where safety is woven into the fabric of our daily routines. From comprehensive training programs to regular safety audits, we work to ensure that every member of our team is equipped with the knowledge and resources to prioritize safety above all else.

We understand that fostering a culture of safety requires continuous effort and vigilance. It’s about empowering our employees to speak up if they notice any potential hazards and fostering a culture where safety concerns are addressed promptly and effectively. Through initiatives like daily huddles and regular safety meetings, we strive to keep safety at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

As we continue to grow and evolve as a company, our commitment to safety remains unwavering. Because at Goodhart Sons, we understand that our most valuable asset is our people. By nurturing a culture of safety and instilling a sense of commitment in each and every one of us, we not only protect lives but also uphold the values that define who we are as a company.

Jeff Spatz’s message affirmed our belief that culture indeed beats compliance when it comes to safety. And at Goodhart Sons, our commitment to safety is a testament to our dedication to our people and our steadfast commitment to excellence in everything we do.