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May 21, 2021
In keeping with Centennial’s safety culture of zero incidents, the company implemented a policy of full-time use of gloves for all employees and subcontractors working on Centennial/JV jobsites. The 100% glove-use requirement was data driven by key performance indicators and was introduced during Centennial’s quarterly HSEQ (health, safety, environmental and quality) call, as well as at the monthly all-hands call for Centennial/JV employees.
Centennial’s HSEQ safety committee played a major role in refining and developing the successful 100% glove-use campaign posters, promoting “Ten Ways to Protect Your Hands.” Posters reinforced the requirement of wearing hand protection, as well as conveying the message that gloves shall be always worn or used by all personnel on all jobsites unless expressly excluded in the Activity Hazard Analysis. The new glove policy and campaign posters were emailed to all Centennial employees and specialty contractor/JV partners.
To ensure that all Centennial/JV employees and specialty contractors were informed about the new policy, virtual and on-site toolbox meetings were held for all Centennial/JV projects (following Centennial COVID-19 policies). Campaign posters were displayed at each project site with an ANSI cut-level matrix covering glove use and protections for levels A1-A9. Specialty contractors and Centennial/JV employees were also educated to review (if applicable) the SDS for glove-usage requirements. The glove-use requirement covers all existing and future work on Centennial/JV projects.
Centennial provided gloves for all Centennial/JV employees and specialty contractor workers on Centennial/JV projects. By introducing the glove campaign and educating staff and its specialty contractors, Centennial has taken another step forward toward the goal of zero incidents. The 100% glove-use policy has been a great success for worker safety. Wearing of gloves for Centennial employees and specialty contractors has become as common as wearing a hard hat, safety glasses, etc. The 100% glove campaign also supports Centennial’s COVID-19 policies and procedures by helping to reduce the transmission of the virus from touch surfaces.