"We care. Caring for one another helps us all return to our families safe and healthy."
- Alpha Mission, Vision & Values
Alpha's Running Right behavior-based safety process is entirely employee-driven. It relies on participation from each and every employee to conduct observations so that we can eradicate at-risk behavior in the workplace.
The reason why we focus so much on at-risk behavior is that research has shown that 88 percent of workplace accidents can be attributed to at-risk behavior. At-risk behavior is often the precursor to workplace fatalities.
Alpha’s Running Right safety process starts with one employee, and an observation they make. They submit an anonymous safety observation card. We call them “No Name Cards.”
Employees observe and cite at-risk behavior without fear of retribution. They also cite and recognize good, safe behaviors.
Observations are reviewed daily. In many cases action can be taken right away (such as discussing an observed at-risk activity in a pre-shift meeting)
Some that require more extensive attention are elevated up to two different committees, each composed of hourly and salaried employees. We call this “giving everyone a seat at the table.”