|At Tharaldson Ethanol, safety is a core value, a cornerstone of operational excellence. It is a philosophy that is embedded in the way we work, the decisions we make, and the actions we take.
We recognize the responsibility to hold ourselves to the highest standards to protect our customers, our employees and our communities. Tharaldson Ethanol's goal is to attain world-class safety and, more importantly, to be the safest company in our industry.
Our safety vision statement:
Safety is equal to all other key components of successful performance. Each employee is responsible for safe behavior. Each employee is personally accountable for:
- Promoting a safe environment
- Maintaining a zero tolerance for unsafe actions and conditions
- Directly participating in all aspects of safety programs
After a new employee has been approved for hire, they must be properly trained to operate safely. New employees must be properly trained to operate safely after being approved for hire. Tharaldson Ethanol's two-phase safety training program includes classroom and on-the-job training.
Phase one provides training that shows workers how to safely perform day-to-day tasks while working in their areas. These courses standardize the company's safety practices, and they illustrate exemplary everyday operations.
Phase two offers classroom as well as on-the-job-on-site training for new employee. They learn how to work inside our Ethanol facility.
- Safety Awareness Training
General safety training topics developed by Tharaldson Ethanol, which provide the employees safety training on various OSHA, Department of Transportation and Tharaldson Ethanol-specific information related to safety and health. This training is conducted during weekly and bi-weekly safety meetings across the company.