At Air Liquide USA, we apply a ‘SMART’ mindset toward achieving outstanding Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) performance. We believe in the protection of our co-workers, business partners, teams, the environment, and our neighbors as a fundamental value to operating professionally. This approach is integrated into our daily work and is not a priority that is subject to change.
Safety — Operate responsibly and professionally
Execute work in a manner that protects the safety of our co-workers, business partners, the public, and the environment
Minimize waste and our environmental footprint
Comply with operating requirements such as AL Corporate Standards and 12 Life-Saving Rules; applicable federal, state and local regulations; and the principles of the U.S. Responsible Care program.
Mastery — Continuously improve how we work
Pursue continuous improvement projects and actions, large and small, site-wide, and at the task level
Involve everyone in safety activities such as inspections, meetings, hazard analysis, job safety observations, safe work permitting, HSE improvement activities, etc.
Apply a systems approach which better connects our work efforts, methodically and proactively manages down risk, and shares information effectively across the organization
Assets — Enable our stakeholders
Ensure resources, tools, and problem-solving support are available
Methodically manage change to equipment, processes, and procedures
Maintain accurate and complete information regarding HSE impacts, intended use, and product information
Resilient — Develop sustained, strong and effective HSE processes
Investigate HSE events to identify root causes and prevent recurrence
Use ‘Time-Out Authority’ to pause work when concerns about uncontrolled risk exist
Transformation — Move HSE performance beyond zero
Maximize learning and application of effort through strategic and tactical actions
Develop innovative, yet practical, solutions to HSE challenges
Proactively identify, anticipate, and mitigate hazards
Integrate HSE safeguards within changes to existing processes, procedures, and equipment