Reinforcing occupational health and safety practices a priority in ME Elecmetal’s values.


The leadership team has set the goal of moving towards a culture of zero harm in all our activities.


Two key priorities have been defined as part of our culture:
1. Strengthen the role of leaders

2. Reinforce the discipline in our operations.

Safety is understood in ME Elecmental through five work practices, or pillars:

1. Discipline and Accountabilitiy: Responsibilities are clear regarding actions everyone must comply with to operate safely. Leaders have the opportunity to demonstrate results with respect to occupational health and safety management. Recognition activities, as well as disciplinary measures in cases where there are repeat incidents or conscious unsafe actions are in place.

2. Safe Procedures and Controls: Standardizes the best-known way to perform the work in terms of safety, quality and productivity, with consideration forindividual responsibility. Integrates review and improvements based on observations and shift checks.

3. Training: A standardized plan that provides concrete tools to understand and correctly execute the procedures and controls established for each activity. It integrates three variables: the role of the supervisor, the machinery certification and the continuous evaluation of risks in each position or workplace.

4. Safety Culture and Safe Workers: All employees considersafety first in all the decisions they make during on the job. ME Elecmetal has implemented leadership and behavioral safety programs at all levels of the company to leverage the commitment of our employees.

5. Focused Leadership: The role of leaders in relation to the daily decisions and behaviors of their work teams, working conditions and incidents reported. Safety issues are not overlooked, on the contrary: they are stopped and resolved before continuing operations. Feedback and coaching are the basic tools for modifying behaviors — hand-in-hand with recognition.

All of the above is achieved through tools in the Lean Manufacturing strategy.

Our focus is on working with leaders, through the implementation of a leadership program that seeks to reduce exposure to hazardous situations and conditions, and to improve our culture of safety.

This program seeks to reinforce team bonding to establish safe behaviors and conditions. The program started in 2022 with three goals:

  1. Safety coommunication between leaders and workers
  2. Work sessions with teams to reinforce behaviors and work standards
  3. Physical risk inspections
  4. Coaching

This program is in addition to the behavior-based safety program implemented for the past five years.

Like everything else, we strive to improve our zero-harm culture. In 2023, a Safety Culture Measurement will be conducted.

ME Elecmetal continues to reinforce the safety culture mindset — impacting accident and occupational incidents.

Proposed Solution

“Our work pillars are complementary, however for the last six months we have been relying more on supervisors to reinforce focused leadership.

Since 2015, the culture has changed a lot. People in leadership roles have taken charge of safety by taking ownership of issues and solving problems they face.”

Daniel Miranda, Head of Occupational Health and Safety at ME Elecmetal.

With the implementation of this safety model, ME Elecmetal seeks to advance towards a Zero-Harm Culture in all of the company’s activities, considering three indicators:


  1. Accidents: Reduce exposure of ME Electmetal workers.
  2. Occupational Hazards: Eliminate occupational hazards.
  3. Zero-Harm Culture: Advance the internal safety culture.

ME Elecmetal requires all contractors working at our sites throughout the world to work with us systematically to improve safety.


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