On March 11, 2020, we were working in our offices. The next day we went remote because of the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 forced us to get creative until we figured out how we were going to carry on during the pandemic.
We kept one foot in safety while pivoting with the other.
Our philosophy is that safety isn’t something that we have to make time for. It’s always included.
And safety training is always present for our company.
Online training became primary
We leaned on our safety training philosophy for COVID-19.
We’d been using online training as a supplement to in-person training. During COVID-19, it became primary.
At the same time, we made a commitment that no part of safety management would go away because of the pandemic.
We’ve been successful addressing worker safety during COVID-19 because we had a strong safety foundation to build on.
(Based on a presentation by Noreen Cleary, Chief HR Officer, USG, Chicago, at the National Safety Council’s Virtual Congress 202One)