"Kimball is dedicated to continued excellence...in protecting...the health and safety of our employees and the members of the communities in which we work and live." - From Kimball International Policy Statement
Building Success - Safely!
Providing a safe and secure workplace is a natural extension of the philosophies found in Kimball's Guiding Principles, which start with a very powerful core value: "Our People are the Company."
We believe that all injuries can be prevented. With that value in mind, we have developed the Kimball International Safety Management System, based on proven world-class practices.
At Kimball, Safety is a company value. Kimball facilities and operations around the globe must not only comply with local safety regulations, but go above regulatory compliance and align to Kimball's own internal standards and pass stringent internal assessments.
While each Kimball facility or operation is responsible for their own safety efforts and performance, they are all linked in basing their programs and processes on the Kimball International Safety Management System and supported by a corporate-wide team of experts.
Kimball's own internal multi-discipline team monitors all facilities and production processes, provides training and assistance, and tests materials for safe use in Kimball products. In addition, a network of trained and dedicated Safety and Environment Managers provide on-site knowledge and expertise to safeguard employees and communities at every Kimball location.
Kimball promotes awareness and educational campaigns among employees toward the goal of eliminating exposures - or risks - that create unsafe conditions and behaviors. Safety is a value to be carried at all times, not just in the work environment. Valuing safety has a positive influence on our lifestyles and the decisions we make as individuals regarding protection of our families. To provide inspiration and support among employees, the Kimball employee newsletter regularly includes articles on success stories and safety tips.
Safety is a never-ending value which Kimball has stressed throughout the company's 60 year history, as noted in the company's mantra: "Employees first; Customers next; Safety ALWAYS!"
Kimball's Safety Vision
Kimball's Safety Vision is a philosophy based on our values. First, our Business value: Safety in the Workplace; and second, our Personal value: Safety in Life.
- We strive for a zero injury environment.
- We believe that all injuries are preventable.
- We operate on the basis of continuous improvement.
- We recognize Safety and Environmental Responsibility as key indicators of organizational excellence.
- We train employees on safety and we empower employees to participate in injury prevention, to make safe choices, and to contribute towards a safer working environment.
Our goal is to create, build and establish safety into every process.