Safety

Consequence Thinking and Beyond at General Cable's Jackson, Tennessee Plant

General Cable has always considered safety a core value. Their safety philosophy, otherwise known as Zero & Beyond, encourages associates to always think and act safely ― at work, at home and in their community.

2012 Consequence Thinking Safety Poster Contest Winners

Seventh-grade poster contest winners with Three Oak’s Art Teacher, Stacey Alexander, Assistant Principal, Kevin Hill and Gene Ficker, EHS Manager for General Cable’s Jackson Tennessee Plant

At least twice a year, each of General Cable’s North American manufacturing facilities holds Safety Beyond events that include associates’ families and their local communities. Gene Flicker, who holds the safety leadership role at General Cable’s plant in Jackson, Tennessee, came up with an idea for a new Beyond project that involved his wife and Three Oaks Middle School where she is a teacher.

Sixth-grade poster contest winners with Gene Ficker, EHS Manager for General Cable’s Jackson Tennessee Plant and Three Oak’s Middle School Principal, Laura Brimm.

The idea was an art project for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. The students would receive safety training and then be asked to produce a poster dealing with the concept of Safety with Consequence Thinking, which would be graded and also judged as a contest.

Eighth-grade poster contest winners with Three Oak’s Art Teacher, Stacey Alexander, Principal, Laura Brimm and Gene Ficker, EHS Manager for General Cable’s Jackson Tennessee Plant

“Our plant safety committee members judged the posters with some help from the art teacher whose class was engaged in the project,” continued Gene. “I went to the school and presented the winners with their certificates of achievement and a small monetary award for each grade. I think I enjoyed it as much as the students did.”

The school principal, some administrations, and students’ parents attended the award ceremony to congratulate the winners. The school administration was very appreciative of the chance to show off their students’ abilities and also to bring Safety with Consequence Thinking into their school.

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