Environmental Health and Safety
PDI is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees while continually minimizing the environmental effects of our manufacturing footprint. Each of our manufacturing, warehouse and service sites with more than 20 employees is required to be in compliance with OHSAS 18001 for Health and Safety and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management.
We participate in EHS Cardinal Behaviors, which promote employee safety and responsibility.
Healthy Body and Mind
Drugs and alcohol are prohibited in the workplace; being in possession of and/or under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited.
Vehicle and Powered Industrial Vehicle Safety
Employees wear seat belts at all times in vehicles, and only trained personnel drive powered industrial vehicles. Our employees remain focused on the environment around us and avoid distractions, refraining from use of mobile phones.
Equipment and Machinery Safety
Removing or bypassing machine guarding, limit switches, interlocks, or safety devices is prohibited. Our employees focus on the task at hand and are not distracted. We continually inspect and maintain our equipment.
Working at Height Safety
Our facilities incorporate fall protection in accordance with local regulations and facility policies. We use ladders for short durations only and follow load limits on shelving.
Risk evaluation is a critical area of expertise. We continually assess activities and identify areas of risk; review, revise and apply risk control measures; and evaluate and manage contractor safety programs. Our employees play a lead role in hazard review and training.
We understand the environmental impacts of our activities and contribute to reducing our environmental footprint through reduction, reuse, recovery and recycling. Significantly, we do not improperly dispose of materials in drains. Failure to comply with environmental regulations, including improper disposal of wastes, is prohibited.
Employees report all incidents, including first-aid and near-misses, immediately. The immediate reporting of all environmental, safety and property loss incidents is mandatory, as are post-incident investigations.
Only authorized employees are permitted to work on electrical equipment. Those do not work on energized equipment. All equipment is isolated (with a lockout tag, or LOTO) prior to maintenance, and users do not remove or bypass existing locks.
Personal Protective Equipment Use
Employees wear personal protective equipment as required by risk assessments and site policies. Well-maintained personal protective equipment appropriate for the nature and scale of work as required by local regulation or facility rule is worn at all times, including:
- When handling metal chips
- When handling sharp objects
- When working inside of a machine
- When working with chemicals
- When performing non-routine task or activities