Responsible Manufacturing – We don’t do it because we have to, We do it because it’s the right thing to do
To many times in today’s manufacturing we read about companies having major process safety incidents and receiving agency fines because of deficiencies in their facilities or within their administrative programs that guide their operations. Ethical practices, moral fortitude, and good common sense built into corporate polices and practiced by leaders is what many manufacturers have been implementing. However, as with many corporate initiatives, when ownership of a program is in the hands of management, the good intentions do not always reach the worker bees of the companies. Current and future leaders need to be aware of the mind sets and behaviors that work against their message and insure that their intentions of doing the right thing doesn’t get lost in the fray of everyday.
Brady Brown – Sr. EHS Specialist BASF Corp
Brady has been with BASF for 5 years as an EHS Specialist. He has supports several manufacturing plants with in the BASF Petrochemical and Intermediates business groups at the Freeport, TX facility. Brady is the subject matter expert for many of the safety standards on site, as well as chairing or sitting on many steering teams and focus groups within BASF. Before working at BASF, Brady was a Site Safety Manager with the Infinity Group, where managed the occupational safety for the contractor work force and several Houston area chemical plants and refineries. With over 10 years of experience in Occupational and Process Safety, Brady is well rounded and understands the importance of having established safety processes, and having a work force that not only follows them, but understands their purpose.