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.
Accent on Holiday Safety
Thanksgiving kicked off the annual holiday season of family gatherings, giving, and good times. But this joyous season also has its dangers: Hectic preparations may prove distracting when it comes to safety in the kitchen. The National Fire Protection Association says winter holidays are peak days for home cooking fires. Don't leave your safety to luck. Check out the following information, be safe, and then have a great holiday season and New Year.
Texas PRIMA honors City of Houston with 2023 Risk Management Achievement Award
The City of Houston’s Risk Management group was honored in November by the Texas Chapter PRIMA’s 2023 Risk Management Achievement Award. This award, sponsored by Texas PRIMA, is designed to recognize a project, program, or product that contributes to successful risk management programs and provides an opportunity to share these accomplishments and promote value to other public entities.
Lisa Stricklan returns to risk management roots
Lisa Stricklan started her COH career as a safety officer. Motivated by learning and having the ability to teach others, she moved to the Office of Training and Organizational Development as a training coordinator. But after six months, Lisa’s passion and dedication to safety brought her back to the HR Risk Management Division.
HPARD's Allen shows commitment to supporting workers' compensation
Houston Parks and Recreation Department Director Kenneth Allen has shown his commitment to HPARD employees recovering from injury through the injured employees’ workers’ compensation journey.
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."