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.
Have respect for the common ladder
Ladders are a common tool — and commonly misused. Using a ladder without proper safety procedures can result in devastating injuries. Did you know that falls from ladders cause 15% of all accidental deaths at the workplace, second only to motor vehicle-related fatalities? Ladders are commonly used to accomplish elevated work tasks and like any tool certain practices must be followed to ensure employee safety.
Terrance York helps develop safety culture in Fleet Management Department
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.
How the Z10 Implementation Guide Can Improve Your OHSMS Audit
"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."