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.
Housekeeping is not a trivial annoyance, it's essential to safety
For some, the word housekeeping may conjure thoughts of domestic cleaning chores. But in a work setting it means much more: Housekeeping is crucial to a safe workplace. It can help prevent injuries and improve productivity and morale, as well as make a good first impression to visitors and associates.
Oliva has a history of striving for zero injuries and incidents in the workplace
Nat Oliva should fit right in with the City of Houston's Zero Is Possible initiative. Along with a varied and extensive background in safety, he helped a Sweeny, Texas, chemical plant achieve zero injuries one year.
COH employees' safety should receive a boost with Paul joining the staff
William Paul’s wealth of experience and knowledge from insurance and risk management provides the skill to create a safer environment for the City of Houston employees. One thing he likes best about his work is identifying all types of hazards that employees could be exposed to.
Meet Chris Ford, new manager of HAS Safety Management System
Chris Ford is the Houston Airport System’s new Safety Management System manager, but he is not new to the field. Ford’s springboard into safety came in college. After a stint with the Solid Waste Department, he gained valuable and varied experience as HAS safety officer.
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.
"Though our collaborative efforts and no compromise approach to occupational safety, we can achieve the goal of no accidents and no injuries in our workplace."
"We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all individuals who may work for, visit, or enter our facilities."
"I fully support the ZIP safety initiative. All employees have the right to work safely and return home safely."
"At the Houston Public Library (HPL), we strongly believe in maintaining a safe work environment for all employees. As an organization, we encourage staff to take an active role in following safe work practices and protocols."
"OBO's policy is to manage operations in a manner that offers maximum protection to those we serve, employ and with whom we partner."
"It is our position that production and accident prevention shall co-exist to foster an atmosphere of efficiency, productivity and safety."
"PD is committed to promoting a culture of workplace safety, and to educating our employees about safety precautions and procedures, so as a department we will support and champion the ideals and goals of the Zero is Possible (ZIP) Safety Initiative."
"HPW is committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace where employees are empowered to identify and report any safety concerns."
"I fully support the ZIP initiative and expect every employee to be an active participant in improving our safety culture."
"Through our collaborative efforts, we shall work in unison to reduce and subsequently eliminate hazards with our workplace. Thus, achieving our goal of no accidents and no injuries – ZERO IS POSSIBLE!"
"As the Houston Health Department Director, I expect that all HHD employees maintain situational awareness and communicate any safety concerns. With safety as a core value, our Houston Health Department will continue to provide world-class, high-reliability public health services for years to come."
"Department of Neighborhoods will establish and maintain avenues to report, address and resolve safety concerns, disseminate safety information, and solicit employee feedback to assist in our mission of eliminating safety risks."
"The Finance Department will take the time to recognize and commend employees who proactively report safety hazards and those who serve on safety committees. As Director, I fully support the ZIP safety initiative."