Safety and Environmental Teams

The mission of AstenJohnson's Safety and Environmental Team is to assess the risk and loss exposures of AstenJohnson, and to meet or exceed all government or regulatory agencies’ regulations while initiating, coordinating, and maintaining those activities that promote the health, safety, and wellness of all associates.

Risk Assessment


AstenJohnson takes a proactive approach to identify the dangers of specific tasks in order to reduce the risk of injury. Knowing what the hazards are means we can reduce or eliminate them before an incident occurs. Things we evaluate include:

Incident Management


When safety incidents occur, our safety and environmental teams immediately begin an investigation. This applies to all safety incidents, including near misses, first aid, and recordable accidents.

Safety team members use their training to perform detailed analysis so we can take steps to implement corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.

Program Management


Each AstenJohnson site has a safety plan complete with goals, training objectives, and recognition programs built in. Our annual plans are designed to keep AstenJohnson compliant with all legal requirements and pro-active actions to improve and reduce risks:


Site Audits Schedules
Job Hazard Analysis
Process Hazard Analysis
Education and Training
Safety & Security
Safety Guidelines per Work Area
Zero Accident Culture Refresher
Recognition for Associates
Periodic Formal and Informal Safety Audits
External Safety Audit Resources
Internal and External Benchmarking

Education & Training


Comprehensive education and training for AstenJohnson associates includes everything from safe work procedures, government required health and safety training topics, hazard recognition and analysis, to safety engagement in a team environment.

best practices / benchmarking



With safety being a core part of the day-to-day activities at AstenJohnson, we keep records on what is working, and what might need a solution. When one of our locations implements an improvement, we share the information with all of our work places, so that everyone can benefit.

We track days without incidents and celebrate milestones company wide. Days without recordable incidents:


Suzhou

3000 Days

Williston

3 Years

Clinton

1 Year

Strakonice

300 Days

Success Stories

“We are ensuring the safety and viability of the company through these fire prevention activities.”

“The very first task I was assigned when I joined Foss in June of 2019 was to review the equipment fire safety for the plant. My team performed a fire risk analysis on the process and building systems to identify the risk priorities and identified six areas where we have a high potential of fire that could be devastating to the company. I am proud to state that over the last year, two of the six areas have been completely mitigated, and two more are in the process of being designed and installed now. We are ensuring the safety and viability of the company through these fire prevention activities.”

-Mike LaMarca, Foss Performance Materials

AstenJohnson Clinton is recognized for a number of Safety milestones. In 2019 the site was honored as a South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance Safety Plant Winner.