Ecolab is one of the few companies that performs safety compliance audits at customer locations. As a result, our Safety, Health and Environment practices often spill over into the customer’s own safety culture and end up making the entire workforce safer. Our method centers on the Ecolab Compliance Assessment Process (ECAP). This intentional approach enables us to eliminate safety and environmental concerns while increasing risk awareness and safe behaviors among our associates.
At two different customer locations, our auditors found that employees were manually lifting 60 kilogram containers of chemicals. Following the audit, Ecolab started shipping the product in smaller, 20 kilogram containers, greatly reducing the risk of ergonomic injury.
Visiting another customer, Ecolab auditors found issues with deteriorating staircases and employees working at heights in slippery conditions, leading to accidents and employee turnover. Following the ECAP, the customer improved safety procedures and introduced more stringent rules for personal protective equipment use. “When it comes to safety, Ecolab walks the talk,” the customer reacted. “None of our other suppliers have done this.”