Virent’s Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Program
Safety is Virent’s top priority. The goal of “Providing a Safe, Healthy, Environmentally Sound and Secure Workplace” is our first corporate objective each year, and is every employee’s first personal objective in their annual goals.
Virent manages its environmental, health, safety, and security (EHSS) program with the goal of preventing harm to people and the environment, while complying with all applicable standards. Our EHSS program strives for continuous improvement, eliminates workplace hazards, and attracts 100% employee participation in meeting safety goals.
Continuous Improvement and Eliminating Workplace Hazards
Every employee is trained to detect and report unsafe conditions in our Near Miss/Incident tracking system. This allows for continuous improvement and enables us to investigate any unwanted events and address root causes to minimize or eliminate hazardous conditions.
Each calendar year, as part of their satisfactory performance appraisal, every employee completes a number of activities to improve Virent’s EHSS program. All EHSS activities help Virent reach its goals safely and without harm to people or the environment.
Virent holds itself to very high standards across the board and our attitude toward safety shows that safety tops the list every day!