NFI Corp. Celebrates 1,000 Days of Safety
Renaud Megard, president and CEO of NFI Corp., talked about how the company reached this milestone by putting policies in place that stress the importance of safety in every action employees take, and in reminding them to “Think first, then do.” New standard equipment, including safety glasses and gloves, were provided for everyone, and an employee Safety Commission was formed, to ensure continued communication regarding safety. Mark Smith, NFI Corp.’s site manager, and Fred Branquinho, plant engineer, spearheaded many of the safety initiatives.
The official 1,000-day-milestone was achieved on November 12, 2019, dating back almost three years since the last safety incident. Throughout this time, the company has also achieved a great deal of growth. Just this past summer, NFI Corp. was named to the Inc. 5000 list (#2,442), one of Boston Business Journal’s “Fast 50” (#23), and the fastest-growing company in the $5 million to $25 million category by Providence Business News.
During the celebration, Megard shared stories of employees recounting how their emphasis on safety in the workplace has spilled over to paying more attention to safety at home, especially when working on improvement projects or general home maintenance. He accepted a citation from New Bedford City Councilors Linda Morad and Brad Markey, who congratulated the employees of NFI Corp. on their accomplishment, as well as one from State Representative Antonio Cabral. Additionally, members of the New Bedford Police Department were on hand to learn more about the current safety policies in place and make additional safety recommendations.
“I am so proud of the NFI team for this accomplishment,” said Megard. “We couldn’t have done it without everyone committing themselves to this effort. Each person’s individual actions have kept all of us safe, and we are grateful that the idea of safety is one that all of our employees have embraced. We look forward to continuing to celebrate more safety milestones over the days and years ahead!”
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