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ZIP IN ACTION

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What could be so low-risk as walking, right? Most people began taking their first steps around the same time they began to say their first words. Your ZIP Safety team wants to reinforce the simple notion of paying attention to where you’re walking.

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Developing a better safety culture doesn’t happen on its own. It takes engagement and participation from the team. But it doesn’t necessarily take a long time. Some activities that can be done in about 10 minutes per week per team member, can work wonders and get results.

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ABOUT ZERO IS POSSIBLE


ZIP stands for “Zero is Possible”, a standards-based safety campaign with the primary goal of driving the City’s occupational safety awareness and mindset toward zero accidents, zero injuries and zero safety compromises.

ZIP was created with an ANSI-Z10 foundation.

According to ANSI-Z10: Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems (OSHMS) help organizations to continuously identify and eliminate safety and health risks, reduce incident potential, comply with regulations and implement risk-reducing interventions.


ROAD TO ZERO IS POSSIBLE


HR Safety Officer Shay Baylor featured on Permitting Center’s kudos board

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HR Safety Officer Shay Baylor has left her mark on the Houston Permitting Center.

She helped improve safety at the HPW facility, all while demonstrating Public Works’ “Five to Thrive Values.”

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American National Standards Institute

ANSI Z-10 News

ZIP is based on the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Z-10 standard for Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems (OSHMS). It is a premier standard for OHSMSs as shown in the article below.

How the Z10 Implementation Guide Can Improve Your OHSMS Audit