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11/2/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Atotech USA Surpasses 3 Million Safe Work Hours

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The Rock Hill, South Carolina-based company says it is continually looking for ways to improve the safety culture of our workplace. 

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Atotech USA recently surpassed 3 million safe work hours without a lost time accident. 

The Rock Hill, South Carolina-based company says it is continually looking for ways to improve the safety culture of our workplace. 

“We have implemented many programs over the years to help achieve this milestone,” says Atotech’s John Kochilla, Vice President - Americas. “Because we realize safety starts at the ground level, we have also empowered our employees at all locations, as well as our field and service staff, by asking them to report near miss events and substandard conditions in their workplaces.”

Kochilla says this has allowed Atotech to identify and resolve issues before they create problems for the workforce, and has driven each employee’s personal awareness to a new level on safety. Atotech has also implemented programs such as 5S principles, workplace inspections; Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) training; and Personal Protective Equipment programs.  The company says senior management’s commitment to HSE is demonstrated by the implementation of an integrated management system approach and has been successfully achieved by obtaining certification with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and Det Norske Veritas’ (DNV) with the International Safety Ranking System (ISRS). 

“Our next goal will be to integrate ISO 45001 upon its release in early 2018,” Kochilla says. “This safety management system will require a system wide approach to safety; incorporating employees of all levels by having them perform risk assessments and by conducting audits of our systems to ensure they are functional.  It is evident that Atotech holds safety as a core value in everything we do. Safety is our top priority and we reinforce this focus each day.” 

For information, visit atotech.com/usa/

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