Occupational Health and Safety 

Keeping our workplaces safe for our employees. 

Safety is a constant focus at every level of our company.

Safety within our facilities and in the local community is fundamental to one of our management principles, which is to be a company where our employees are proud to work. NHBB is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees, visitors, and community. We also dedicate ourselves to the continuous improvement of our occupational health and safety performance.

To strengthen our health and safety programs, we empowered an EHS committee to develop and implement a management system based on the ISO 18001 model. The committee's short-term goal is to achieve this certification within a year of its inception.  The committee has also embarked upon an aggressive auditing and best-management-practice development program involving staff from each division.

For a deeper understanding of our approach to safety, read the policy statement published below. 

Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Scope: This Policy applies to the business activities of all Divisions of New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB). NHBB is committed to providing a safe workplace for all employees, visitors, and contractors.  The company has developed an occupational health and safety management system to comply with this policy.

Management leadership and Employee Participation: Management shall provide the directive for integrating health and safety into the daily functions of the business. Top management provides leadership and assumes overall responsibility for implementing, maintaining, and monitoring safety performance. Employees assume responsibility for aspects of health and safety that pertain to their job, including adherence to all health and safety rules and requirements.

Risk Mitigation: New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. strives to identify, monitor, and eliminate all risks that could cause hazards to employees, visitors, and contractors. NHBB is committed to identify the root cause and promptly develop corrective actions based on the hierarchy of controls to mitigate any identified risks.  NHBB will not knowingly permit employees, visitors, and/or contractors to work in any hazardous conditions.

Implementation and Operation: NHBB has established objectives to meet target goals for all elements of the safety program. Upper management provides resource allocation to continuously drive improvement throughout the occupational health and safety program. All elements of the safety program are periodically reviewed to achieve excellence. The company has developed a diverse training program to inform all individuals of the requirements of the occupational health and safety management system.

Continuous improvement: The Company is committed to the continuous improvement of the occupational health and safety performance. Strategic teamwork between NHBB divisions allows for best practice benchmarking to drive continuous improvement overall occupational safety aspects.

Compliance: NHBB is devoted to achieving compliance with all state and federal safety rules and regulations.

Communications: This policy shall be made available upon request to the public. In addition, this policy will be communicated to all persons working for or on the behalf of the organization. The company shall educate and train its employees in occupational health and safety management and their responsibilities pursuant to this policy.