Ensuring the safety of workers from hazardous energy is a fundamental responsibility, and while adhering to OSHA standards for Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) is crucial, there are additional steps that employers can take to elevate workplace safety. With increased OSHA scrutiny and fines in 2023, it becomes paramount to go beyond basic LOTO protocols to prevent scenarios not covered by guidelines. A comprehensive safety approach involves managing hazardous energy in six key areas, including scope, purpose, practices, authorized personnel, safety methods, and devices. Training plays a critical role in communicating procedures to all employees, with periodic reminders reinforcing workplace safety. Clearly defined roles and responsibilities, detailed guidelines, and contingency plans for unexpected events ensure a robust safety framework. Regular reviews and adjustments to LOTO procedures, coupled with the use of secure lockout/tagout devices, further solidify a workplace's commitment to ongoing safety.
Monthly Archives: August 2023
Kempe takes on the role of Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Ingredients
MARSHFIELD, WI—April 25, 2023 | Nelson-Jameson, Inc., a leading distributor in the food processing industry, welcomes Peter Kempe to a new leadership position as Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development - Ingredients, as part of a strategic firmwide expansion. The 75+-year-old family-owned company is the go-to source for food processing supplies and a trusted end-to-end ingredient solutions supplier to the food industry.
Kempe brings three decades of experience and in-depth industry knowledge to Nelson-Jameson, including 28 years at DSM, where he rose up through the ranks earning progressively senior positions. In his new role, Kempe’s focus will be on further expanding Nelson-Jameson’s leadership position through relationship building with business partners and principals across the dairy industry and additional food
Leading dairy distributor earns win for excellence in worker safety
Marshfield, WI—August 8, 2023 | Nelson-Jameson, a leading distributor in the food and dairy industries with the highest standards of quality, safety and compliance, has won a 2023 International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) Safety Recognition Award.
IDFA created this award to recognize members whose processing facilities and trucking operations demonstrate excellence in worker safety as part of a continuous effort to reduce occupational illness and injury. The company has won the 2023 Outstanding Record of Worker Safety, and it was awarded to all five Nelson-Jameson distribution centers in Marshfield, WI; York, PA; Turlock, CA; Twin Falls, ID; and Amarillo, TX.
To be eligible for award consideration, facilities must have a Total Recordable Cases (TRC) rate and Cases with Days Away from Work, Job Transfer, or Restrictions (DART) rates less than 50 percent of industry averages,
The Foundation will provide financial support to employees, local communities, and the industry
Marshfield, WI - April 19, 2023 | The Nelson-Jameson Family of Companies recently announced the launch of the Nelson-Jameson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to cultivate prosperity for employees, local communities, and the industry through a diverse range of philanthropic programs. One of the tenets of the Nelson-Jameson Foundation is the belief that supporting communities is the shared responsibility of every citizen and corporation.“
The launch of the Nelson-Jameson Foundation continues our company’s 75-year legacy of charitable giving and underscores our commitment to employee wellbeing.” says Amanda Nelson Sasse, fourth-generation owner. “We’re a golden-rule company that strives to maintain a culture of honesty, integrity, and kindness. The Foundation allows us to invest in these values for
Dakonya Freis, Jason Huff, and Chris York selected for top leadership roles
MARSHFIELD, WI—August 3, 2023 | Nelson-Jameson, a leading distributor in the dairy and food processing industry, is continuing expansion of its Commercial Development Department with three development and sales-focused leaders. The company has strengthened its managerial structure across all departments this year, and the commercial team expansion aligns with the firm’s growing customer footprint across the country. Because Nelson-Jameson provides ongoing relationship management beyond the point of sale, it sought commercial leaders who excel in both growth-focused development and customer care.
“The Commercial Development Department is key to the strategic growth of Nelson-Jameson, and the collective expertise that Dakonya Freis, Jason Huff, and Chris York bring to the table is unmatched,” says Nelson-Jameson President Mike Rindy. “What’s