Policies and procedures are a part of establishing a culture of safety. They don’t always get the applause they deserve, and occasionally, get minimized as an expectation within one’s job. Their importance, however, demands that accountability to the expectation is provided. We want people to return home at the end of the day with their health in an equal or better state than when they departed.
Protecting Our Most Important Resource
Joe Clapp gets safety and isn’t shy about identifying areas of improvement while recommending a different approach or solution. In a recent first aid training, he recognized an opportunity to better equip Clickstop’s Emergency Response Team. CERT seeks expert level training to deliver specialized services in emergency response situations. The expertise was further developed through Joe’s input.
Day to day, Joe engages in work that involves risk. Whether he’s picking orders, preparing LTL shipments, down stocking or supporting other warehouse functions, it’s imperative that he works safely. Failing to do so increases the risk of harm for himself and others. Holding himself and his teammates accountable to safe practices helps us achieve our business goals while caring for our most important resource: our people.
We are pleased to present Joe Clapp with our Q3 2018 Safety Advocate Award. Well done, Joe!
What is your role at Clickstop?
Shipping team/Dock items and blankets, and when I’m caught up, I go around and see if anyone else needs assistance with anything
How long have you worked here?
What is your Clickstop story? If it were a book, what would the title be and why?
The title would be “The Clappening” because, I try to turn those around me into sharks, in that I try to get them to realize that it doesn’t matter what day or time it is. You just wake up, start swimming around, chasing stuff, eating stuff, and reminding everyone else that you are a shark!
How do you help keep safety top of mind at Clickstop?
I’ve always felt like I was one of the protectors of those around me, so I try to make sure every situation is as safe as it can be for those people.
What advice would you give to others who want to make our workplace safer?
Use your head first. Common sense goes a long way.
What was the best compliment you’ve ever received at work?
Receiving the Safety Advocate award
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Keep an open mind
What can we find you doing when you’re not at work?
Fishing, kayaking, hunting, working outdoors, gardening, chilling with my wife and daughter
Last movie or book you watched/read?
Avengers: Infinity War
Dogs or Cats?
What brought you to Clickstop and why is it such a good fit for you?
Potential opportunity, balance, fun, excitement, adventure, being on a rock star team, and being able to be myself.
What small gesture from a coworker has made a big impact on you?
Being nominated for doing my part to keep the workplace safe