Southshore Companies is proud to have completed 2014 without a single recordable operations injury in all locations. This is an outstanding achievement considering the diversity of Southshore’s business segments and workforce. Southshore has over 100 employees in five States working in warehousing, transportation, real estate space leasing and facilities management. There are a lot of opportunities for injury in our industries. To go 365 days without a recordable incident is amazing.
Southshore’s safety record is attributed to a strong safety culture reinforced by an active safety committee with monthly safety meetings under the leadership of Jason Joslyn, Operations Manager. Creating a safe warehouse does not happen by accident, it happens by design and training to prevent accidents. Each Southshore workday starts with a comprehensive pre-shift team briefing, which includes safety tips and reminders. Everyone on site has a common goal and works together to achieve that goal. Each person is responsible not only for themselves and their own actions, but also for their colleagues and visitors to the site.
Southshore’s safety committee members are selected from a cross section of employees including warehouse floor workers, shift supervisors, managers and executive management. Remote warehouse sites are included via video conference. Safety training touches on all key areas that affect warehouse safety including slips and falls, forklift operations, heat exhaustion, ergonomics, hazardous materials and similar subjects.