Environmental Health & Safety Manager Dwayne Bailey talks to us about how Metallix ensures precious metals are processed with strict attention to environmental, health, and safety regulations.
TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
At Metallix, we believe there is nothing more important than the safety of our employees. We believe all injuries are preventable and we establish specific safety initiatives and programs to support our efforts. To create a culture of safety, it takes strong leadership commitment and a motivated workforce. We are very fortunate here at Metallix to have leaders that demonstrate their commitment to safety and promote employee engagement at all levels.
WHAT HEALTH & SAFETY PRACTICES DOES METALLIX IMPLEMENT?
Examples include employee involvement in our Safety Committee, Near Miss Reporting – to uncover hidden hazards, and participation in NC OSHA’s consultative safety and health program.
HOW DOES METALLIX ENSURE A SUSTAINABLE & ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY OPERATIONS?
As a recycling company, Metallix is committed to conserving natural resources and operating sustainably. Metallix management strives for sustainable solutions and empowers our workforce to do the same.
- Utilizing environmentally conscious materials whenever feasible within the supply chain.
- Foster partnerships that encourage and support sustainable practices. Including annual community clean up events and our adopt a highway initiative – quarterly clean ups along a two mile stretch that runs in front of our facilities.
- We also have goals/objectives to reduce our overall environmental impact. We focus on our incoming waste streams and reducing waste generation from processing.
WHAT WILL METALLIX BE DOING NEXT?
Metallix engages in outreach initiatives that inspire a commitment to environmental stewardship in our employees and community. Metallix will be sponsoring Growing Greenville in 2024.