A Safety Program to Combat Complacency

June 24, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join MSCI and Andrea Lankford, Corporate Director of Safety of Reliance Steel & Aluminum on Thursday, June 24th for an overview of the safety program Reliance implemented to generate engagement, accountability, commitment, and encourage a sense of urgency against complacency at every level throughout the organization.

Reliance successfully created and deployed a safety program that effectively communicates a message that ensures employees at all levels understand WHY they should perform safely. The message is straightforward and can relate to every employee: by Making Safety Personal, every employee can connect a personal experience to be safe at work. The days of providing training and hoping for the best outcome have proven how not to affect a positive safety culture. Today’s employees thrive on information; however, knowledge alone does not connect the dots. Knowing the WHY and relating to the WHY leads to buy-in, and the S.M.A.R.T. method has helped employees not only thrive at work but at home as well.

No matter the size of your organization, the information Andrea will share is applicable to companies of all sizes and all safety professionals. We all have a common goal to make the metals industry safer and the more we share with one another is a step forward in that direction.

Andrea Lankford, Corporate Director of Safety, Reliance Steel & Aluminum

Andrea Lankford is currently the Corporate Director of Safety for Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. working out of the Los Angeles, CA headquarters where she has been for the last 9 years.  Prior to her move to corporate Andrea was the Global Director of Safety for Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. subsidiary Continental Alloys & Service in Spring, TX for 5 years managing the safety at all 9 locations domestically and internationally (Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai & Scotland.)  In her years before Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Andrea found herself working for an oil rig work over company where her passion and love for safety was truly ignited by building and implementing a program from the ground up.  Andrea’s specialty is working with compliant companies to help them take the leap to becoming truly safe companies by creating customized processes and programs that not only encourage compliance but build a culture of peer to peer safety with management involvement.

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