Policies and Procedures

Written policies and procedures ensure all AstenJohnson associates are aware of and follow our workplace’s rules that help keep us safe from accidents and injury. We are all accountable to these rules through our daily work practices and behaviors.

Regulatory Requirements

AstenJohnson is committed to meeting or exceeding regulatory requirements from OSHA, CCOHS, EASHW and the China Workplace Safety Law.

Safety Teams and Safety Leaders are the go-to resource for each associate to make sure they have all updated safety policies and have completed mandatory training.

Our Field Sales and Service associates complete TAPPISAFE standardized training for the Pulp and Paper Industry.

Safe work procedures are an important component of our ZAC safety system. Review and feedback from our shop floor associates performing the work tasks is a critical part of defining safe work procedures. Using tools such as Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), an associate from our Strakonice Finishing Department recognized a cut risk hazard when trimming fabric edge sealant.

Pavel came up with a smart idea to replace the sharp carpet knife with a blade with blunt sides. This modification has been very successful – the operators find the new tool easier to work with. An excellent approach to the work.




AstenJohnson has long had in place a Medical Pandemic Policy and Action Plan as part of our ZAC Safety system under the category of Industrial Hygiene. It was originally formalized in 2009 during the last global medical pandemic, the H1N1 flu virus. The Policy addresses:

  • Responsibilities
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Continuity of Operations
  • Business Travel

The policy is guided by globally recognized health and safety authorities such as US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), World Health Organization (WHO), and US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Success Stories

“We are in the longest accident free history in the Strakonice plant since ZAC was implemented in 2016.

Our sense of accountability towards ourselves and our fellow associates shows we are not alone in our effort, each of us is part of the bigger safety achievement. Taking opportunities to speak out about safety and show positive examples of safety behaviour from our associates pays off.

This helps foster our Commitment toward safety. With this focus we improve, especially when we collaborate. We are creating trust and increasing openness between our associates, which helps us find unrevealed safety risks.”

-Emil Kovar, Strakonice, CZ