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As we commemorate World Day for Safety and Health at Work, it’s imperative to underscore the significance of health and safety practices across all industries. This annual event takes place on April 28 and serves as a poignant reminder of our collective responsibility to create and maintain safe working environments.

The logistics and warehousing industry play a pivotal role in global commerce. At Brimich Logistics Inc., we are committed to ethically and safely facilitating the movement and storage of goods that are essential for countless businesses and consumers worldwide.

Amidst the fast pace of supply chain operations, it can be easy to attempt to move faster and potentially overlook the inherent risks associated in the working environment. From heavy machinery and equipment to potentially hazardous material – the logistics and warehousing sector presents unique challenges. At Brimich, meticulous attention to detail and continuously reinforcing safety protocols is a daily standard and expectation.

Brimich Health and Safety Commitment

Days without lost time achievements at two facilities: 2542 days and 2206 days (as of April 17, 2024)

In the warehousing industry, achieving consecutive days without lost time is a statement made with pride. A standard of excellence helps to underscore the foundational importance of prioritizing health and safety internally.

We continuously emphasize a robust commitment to health and safety on a high level, down to the smallest everyday tasks. We help to ensure this standard by implementing:

  • Daily pre-shift safety meetings
  • Strict retraining protocols
  • Focusing on standardized training programs
  • Continuous training and re-training commitments during employment
  • Dedication to housekeeping and cleanliness – A standard practice and demeanor is expected on site across all job levels
  • A constant awareness of cleanliness and proactively ensuring no items are on the ground or in undesignated areas
  • Pallets and contents are always tidy
  • Quarantine zones provided for items and palettes that are not up to our internal standards

2542 and 2206 days without lost time speaks volumes about the meticulous attention to detail from our committed staff and the standards of training and excellence ingrained within our company’s ethos.

Each day without lost time incidents reflects the embedded culture of safety from the ground up, that is adhered to daily. This achievement highlights the dedication to safeguarding the well-being of our internal workforce and helps set a benchmark for our industry peers.

As emphasized, a robust commitment to health and safety begins with standards, practices, and our daily demeanor.

A message from Michelle Amore – Director of Health and Safety

Safety is our most basic everyday task. Our goal is to send our team members home the same as they arrived at work. If we look out for each other and keep safety as the number one goal in every task, we can be successful in creating a safety-first mindset in everything we do.”

The Importance of Health and Safety Commitments in Logistics and Warehousing

Ensuring the well-being of workers in this industry protects liabilities, lives and is a morally obligated standard. At Brimich, we see this as a strategic imperative and believe all industry forerunners should commit to ensuring the serious undertone of these practices. Here’s why:

  1. Protecting Human Capital: Employees are the backbone of any organization. By implementing robust measures, businesses can safeguard their most valuable asset – its workforce.
  2. Mitigating Risks: Logistics and Warehousing is inherently dynamic, with numerous moving parts and potential hazards. Implementing comprehensive safety protocols helps reduce the likelihood of accidents and injuries.
  3. Enhancing Efficiency: A safe work environment is also about optimizing operational efficiencies. By streamlining processes, minimizing downtime due to accidents and injuries, and ensuring proper functioning of equipment, businesses can enhance productivity and maximize output.
  4. Compliance and Reputation: Failure to adhere to high standards can result in legal repercussions, financial penalties, and reputation damage. Demonstrating a commitment to health and safety ensures regulatory compliance while also enhancing brand reputation and credibility.
  5. Adaptability and Resilience: This is an essential business stance for long-term sustainability. Prioritizing health and safety fosters a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. This translates to enabling businesses to adapt to changing circumstances quickly, mitigates risks effectively and allows teams and brands to thrive in the face of adversity.

As we observe World Day for Safety and Health at Work, let’s collectively reaffirm our commitment to creating safer, healthier workplaces within the logistics and warehousing sector. On April 28th we celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work in conjunction with National Day of Mourning. On this day, we will remember and honor those who have suffered from work-related tragedies within Canada.

On this #DayofMourning, we can collectively renew our commitment to improving health and safety in the workplace and acknowledge the pride and recognition toward Brimich operational staff, for helping us operate for over 2500 days without lost time.

Each day, we work to protect our most valuable asset – our people – while helping to drive operational excellence, regulatory compliance and sustainable business growth. Our health and safety commitments are displayed this week, and every single day. Together, we can make a difference. Together, we are building a safer, healthier future for all!