This past April Kloeckner Metals’ New Orleans branch
held a luncheon to celebrate the winner of the branch’s SafeStart logo contest. Plasma machine
operator Harry Cassaly won with the slogan: “New Culture, New Attitude, New
Orleans.” T-shirts with the new logo were given out in celebration.
“It was just a little contest to keep it fresh in the guys’
minds,” said District Sales Manager Tracy Priar. “We like to do something at
least once a quarter with SafeStart.”
For the summer, everyone will get freezy pops to go with
their second audit. The team will enjoy their frozen treats while getting
quizzed on SafeStart concepts.
“Safety’s is a serious matter and is part of our day-to-day
habits,” Tracy said. “So to try and put a different spin on it rather than just
hammering it into them every day, it is fun to do different contests.”
Tracy finds that it is most effective when you use daily
examples to illustrate SafeStart concepts. For example, when you are driving on
the way to work and start to get some road rage, you stop and think about it
for a second. You can realize that maybe you are tired, and you are rushing.
That is an example of self-triggering on the state you’re in.
“We put it not so much as things to remember but as
day-to-day stuff, so they can relate to it and remember it that way instead of
just remembering ‘self-trigger on the state you’re in,’” Tracy said. “I think
our branch has pretty much bought into it and made it part of their culture and
that is part of our logo.”