Progress is being made in our collective efforts to “develop great people to solve big challenges for our customers and communities.” By
leveraging what we are already doing as an organization, we are successfully increasing participation and awareness by redesigning existing programs.
We also continue to build the framework for modeling new programs such as our production services modules for career progression.
The first Safety Focus for 2018 was structured differently than in years past to now include elements of employee development. There continues to be a strong emphasis on the overall corporate safety message by including presentations on the Danos’ Work Safe Oath, safety policies and incident reporting. The program also incorporated breakout sessions for the second half of the day with employees attending either lock-out/tag-out, energy isolation, subcontractors as Danos business partners or proper completion of JSEA (Job Safety & Environmental Analysis) forms.
Several new courses were established and delivered earlier this year in the area of project management with a focus on project delivery, cost tracking forecasting, purchasing/AP/vendor management and quality. The content created for these courses will continue to be in our library of development opportunities to support employees in their roles and contribute to our growing learning culture.
Additional examples of employee development programs for our leaders representing Danos in the field which were held so far this year include the following:
- Coatings Foreman Focus – provided to create a forum for technical insight and identify best practices
- Crane & Rigging Improvement Team Forum – developed to ensure the safe, effective execution of work and continuous improvement
- Materials Management Best Practices Sharing – created to give a voice to our leads at various customer sites and capture lessons learned
- LEAD (Learn|Enrich|Activate|Deliver) Forum for Production Services – designed to continuously improve our engagement with BSEE (Bureau of Safety & Environmental Services) plus enhance the services for our employees and customers
There were periodic lunch and learn development opportunities for staff employees to increase business savvy in support of the Customer Centric strategic priority. These opportunities are scheduled throughout 2018, and employees will continue to be invited to attend.
We are encouraged by the progress and look forward to broadening the learning culture at Danos in ways that empower employees to identify with the company Purpose. Although we still have lots of work ahead of us in areas of employee development, we are positioned for continued successes by remaining focused on our strategic objectives.