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Kansas City, MO, Ambassador Steel, is among Best in Workplace Safety
>>LARRY REBMAN: We’re here to honor the folks at Ambassador Steel, who have just completed the work necessary to become SHARP certified by OSHA.
>>JEFF ALBERT: It really started back in 2006. When I took over operations we were really challenged on the safety side. Our hiring practices had changed. Our safety experience began to slip. So we put a lot of processes in place, more training, more root cause analysis when one of our teammates would be injured. And so we really got very serious about it. Number one, guys are just going home to their families every day. They may be tired, but they’re in the same shape they were when they walked in the plant in the morning and that’s a great thing. The people you have to replace when your workers are out on disability, those costs are kind of hidden, but they really add up quickly. So there’s a great financial reason to do it. Our people aren’t drawing hazardous duty pay and they shouldn’t be paying with their bodies if we’re not paying attention to safety.
>>REBMAN: The message for today is that a solid foundation starts with safety and Ambassador Steel has embraced that concept and lives and breathes with it every day and we’re very proud of their workforce.