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.
The ZIP program is authorized through Administrative Policy 2-21 “Employee Safety and Health.” AP 2-21 acknowledges the city’s intent to establish and maintain a safe and healthful workplace for City of Houston employees in accordance with Texas statutes and to conduct business in accordance with established state policy on safety standards.
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.
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.