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  • Informal goals and objectives exist.

  • The Dean Foods Guiding Principles and Safety Vision Statement is visible in the facility.

  • Facility has a Safety Promise or similar board.

  • Annual goals for KPI's and the SMS implementation have been received from DF and have been communicated to site leadership.

  • A Site Safety Plan (previously Safety Improvement Plan) is developed which includes:
    - SMS gap analysis action items
    - Injury analysis action items
    - Site risk reduction objectives (2) (3) (4).
    - Department risk reduction objectives (if more than 100 employees at facility).
    The plan includes the activity, start date, due date, and responsible party.

  • All locations have meetings at least weekly. (driver 1 on 1 with every driver at least weekly)

  • All employees receive updates on the annual site plan at least quarterly.

  • Top management reviews monthly at a minimum the following to monitor progress in safety:
    • The Annual Site Safety Plan status;
    • Safety Scorecard results;
    • Injury rates.
    This review must take place in a regularly scheduled meeting .

  • At least monthly management is informed on the status of their objectives (i.e. scorecard).

  • Employees are aware of key points of the Dean Foods Guiding Principles and agree management is acting in a manner to support it.

  • Managers take action when there are issues with executing the Annual Site Safety Plan or when metrics are not being met.

  • The majority of on-site top management is involved in at least three SMS elements.

  • Others, in addition to EHS personnel, are assigned activities in the Annual Site Safety Plan.

  • Employees feel they can report concerns regarding unsafe work condition without reprisal.

  • ear end total recordable injury rate (TRIR) is lower than either one of the site's two previous year end TRIR's or below the DF TRIR goal for the year.

  • The Annual Site Safety Plan is followed and is on schedule.

  • Objectives are developed in partnership with the employees and have agreement from the majority of employees.

  • Management and workforce can explain most of the objectives and the measure to achieve them.

  • Top management attends safety committee meetings.

  • All regularly scheduled staff or department meetings start with safety.

  • All site safety goals and objectives are being met.

  • All on-site top management is involved in at least three SMS elements.

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