The topic of safety is universal, especially in the workplace. There’s no shortage of ways people get injured at work. According to the National Safety Council, the leading cause of nonfatal work-related injuries is overexertion and bodily reactions – lifting or lowering and repetitive motions, accounting for more than 33% of injuries in 2017.
At ATL, practicing safe behaviors comes first and it starts by creating a culture of safety. Celebrating occasions like North American Occupational Safety & Health Week (May 5 – 11) and National Safety Month (June), help generate awareness and promote the prevention and reduction of injury, illness and death at work, at home and in the community.
“The work we do enables our clients to safely and confidently distribute their products across the world which is why everything we do starts and ends with safe behaviors,” said Geoff Waby, ATL’s VP of Quality. “Safety is a responsibility we all share and that’s something we ingrain in all of our associates from day one.”
ATL’s culture of safety starts with education and training. ATL focuses on four key standards to drive exceptional service delivery – the first of which is safety. By reinforcing safety policies and procedures and promoting safety awareness, ATL is able to continuously deliver exceptional client service.
“Having a safety culture is the first and last line of defense against injury and loss for our associates and our clients,” explained Geoff. “Understanding and following our designated processes and systems will ensure a proper response in the event that something does occur.”
Geoff Waby was named ATL’s Vice President of Quality last year. He has more than 35 years of international quality assurance experience in beauty and consumer goods. With his relationship-centered, entrepreneurial drive, Geoff is helping ATL create and implement corporate strategies to drive continuous improvement. Prior to joining ATL, he served as the Vice President of Global Quality Assurance at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and in various supply chain and quality assurance leadership roles at Procter & Gamble for more than 20 years. Geoff received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University in Loughborough Leicestershire.
 Sources: National Safety Council, InjuryFacts.nsc.org, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics