Safety is a core value at CAP, a fact that is demonstrated many ways. Most recently was CAP’s Safety Week, an annual all-employee event that is dedicated to required and elective training. Last week, CAP employees attended 164 classes for a total of more than 2,500 hours of training, all focused on improving safety at work and at home.
One of the week’s highlights was the keynote address by Jacy Good and Steve Johnson. They work tirelessly to educate audiences about the devastating impacts of distracted driving through their own personal experience. For CAP employees – who collectively drive more than three million miles a year – it was a powerful message.
Some classes focused on the safest ways to accomplish things – removing snakes, lifting, operating forklifts, performing CPR and first aid, and working around electricity. Other classes educated attendees about improving their health and wellness, safely performing basic vehicle maintenance, the importance of stretching and more.
CAP’s commitment to safety is not new. It achieved Voluntary Protection Program site (VPP) status in 2006 and has maintained it since then. Safety is important to each and every employee that not only works hard to ensure a reliable system but believes doing it safely is critical in accomplishing that goal.