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ZIP IN ACTION

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AWARD WINNER

Houston Health a finalist in the 2021 Green Cross for Safety Awards

The City of Houston Health Department was honored with a runner-up award in the 2021 National Safety Council Green Cross for Safety Awards. Out of some 31 semi-finalists, HHD was among three finalists in the category of Advocacy. Also, the NSC recognized HHD Division Manager Tia Johnson with its Rising Stars of Safety Award for her outstanding work with COVID-19 Testing.


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Safety Webinar

OEM’s Dominguez shares Houston perspective in National Safety Council webinar

A recent National Safety Council webinar on disaster preparedness featured one of the City of Houston’s own. Charity Dominguez, a staff analyst with the Office of Emergency Management, has a prominent role in the presentation.

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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


SAFETY FROM THE SIDELINES

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Patsy Jackson helps safety spread in OBO, and results are positive

Although Patsy Jackson did not train for a career in safety, she learned a lot by joining a safety committee where she works in the Office of Business Opportunity.

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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