Spotlight: WINN Global Safety Days
One way that WINN engages associates in safety is through its Global Safety Days. These events are hosted by the Global Operations Senior Leadership Team. The team invites EHS associates, plant managers and other operations associates to listen, learn and share from each other. During the event, plant and distribution center managers report out on their safety accomplishments and opportunities. To recognize big achievements, they also announce which WINN facilities win awards for Most Improved and Best Overall Performance.
This year, they added the Ergo Cup, a competition focused on ergonomics, which was identified as a key area of focus for the team as it is a big preventor of injury. For the competition, each facility can submit an ergonomics focused project for the year that is focused on hazard elimination and/or reduction. The facility with the best project wins a prize, and a runner up is awarded as well.
“Our Global Safety Days help us align with our colleagues across WINN and share best practices in a collaborative and transparent way, while also further building our safety culture by showing appreciation for those that have made exceptional contributions to their teams,” said Steve Gittins, director, EHS and Security, WINN.
Global Safety Days emphasize our focus on continuous improvement, and that everyone is accountable for safety. Together with Daily Huddles, Lean events and Learning Teams, they provide a snapshot of the ways Fortune Brands engages associates in our constant journey to improve safety.