CPI places a high priority on the safety of our employees and customers. Our company goal is that every employee goes home at night in the same physical condition as they came to work in the morning. We want every employee to be safe at work but also so that they are able to enjoy their time away from work, we often refer to this as “their life after 5:00”. An injury at work, no matter how minor, can affect our employee’s personal life when they go home at night.
Some of the ways we work at making employees safer is through monthly safety committee meetings along with a monthly safety meeting at each location with the employees that work there. We also have quarterly safety meetings with the energy department and periodic driver safety meetings to address the safety concerns in those areas. We will spend a week doing seasonal training twice a year, once prior to spring agronomy season and again prior to fall harvest. We have annual driver training sessions every year along with Hazardous Material shipment training.
All injury incidents are followed up with an investigation to determine the root cause and contributing causes so that we can implement changes that would prevent any similar incidents. Employee observations are done on a random basis to determine if employees are working in a safe manner utilizing such things as proper PPE (personal protective equipment), proper use of tools, etc.
CPI has a drug and alcohol-free workplace with all employees being in a random drug test pool, one for the DOT drivers and one for the non-DOT employees. These follow the federal regulations
Our company maintains a current driver qualification file for those employees that drive a commercial motor vehicle. Our company CSA (Compliance, Safety, and Accountability) scores are monitored on a monthly basis with the scores being announced at the monthly safety meetings.
Anyone who has a question or concern about safety can contact either Doran Burmood or Mark Hueftle. Any driver or DOT questions may be directed to Clinton Bohaty.