Our 2018 Safety in Action Icons
Donnie is a Behavioral Safety Specialist for Shell Oil based out of Mississippi. His co-workers say, "When referring to [Shell's] behavior-based safety program, [Donnie's] name is synonymous." They say he always takes the "initiative to challenge the status quo" and takes "personal responsibility with his safety leadership role within our company." As a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, Shell Oil has approximately 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories around the world. That kind of organization size and diversity requires strong safety leaders to keep workers safe. Fortunately, for Shell (and for us), Donnie is on the job. DEKRA Organizational Safety & Reliability is proud to name Donnie Massey one of our Safety Icons for 2018!
Donny works as Lead Safety and Training Coordinator for Owens Corning in Newark, OH. Owens Corning develops, manufactures, and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Donny has been employed by the company for 40+ years. During that time, Donny’s colleagues say he has become "a true safety advocate [who] lives our corporate creed of Owens Corning is a place where others come to learn." Since Donny came on board, Owens Corning has reduced its OSHA Recordable Rate from 18.5 to Zero—including over 1.4 million man-hours OSHA free—while increasing its plant conversion efficiency by 12%. These kinds of results helped Owens Corning win the Green Cross for safety award in 2014. You can now add a 2018 Safety in Action Icon award to Donny Owens to the company showcase!
Kim is the Exposure Reduction Process (ERP) Team Leader for BASF Corporation, based in Angleton, Texas. In that role, Kim has led over 14 Implementation Leaders over the past 5 years in installing ERP in nearly 70 BASF sites in North America. The results have been outstanding resulting in significant decreases in BASF Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)—down 35% for the initial group of sites—and improved safety climate and culture results. Kim's peers say she is "a true business partner and a great person with a heart of gold. She always finds win-win solutions in a fun and friendly way." We're happy to join that fun by awarding Kim our Safety in Action Icon award for 2018!