Cal Dive International is committed to achieving breakthrough performance across all aspects of safety. Incident and Injury-Free™ (IIF) was developed by JMJ Associates, whom we have partnered with since 2008 to guide us on this journey.
JMJ defines the keys to an IIF workplace as follows:
“An IIF journey begins with a commitment to the elimination of all incidents and injuries in the workplace. When individuals align their IIF commitments and put them into action the safety culture will shift in a positive direction.
In an IIF culture, safety leadership can come from anyone; it is not assigned by title. Those leading others to increase their capacity to work and interact in an IIF manner intentionally exhibit a particular set of leadership skills – ways of being and doing in the workplace that produce extraordinary results.
In an effective IIF workplace, employees routinely operate in the IIF Performance Zone and influence others to do likewise. Translating commitment into constant and reliable safety-minded action requires a desire to learn together, support one another and interact in new ways.
Fundamentally, sustaining an IIF workplace requires that the profound commitment to safety and special set of skills learned become habits that are deeply embedded in the organization. Adapting and expanding existing processes and systems to reinforce these changes ensure lasting results.”
Cal Dive International is committed financially, intellectually and morally to achieve total elimination of worker injury.
Financially we have initially invested millions of dollars and will continue to invest in the effort to be the safest marine contractor on the planet. We are committed intellectually because extraordinary safety is a catalyst for extraordinary business.
Most important though, Cal Dive is committed morally – our greatest asset is our people – and anything short of every person going home safely at the end of their work shift or hitch is unacceptable.
We have assembled a group of leaders and managers from various departments of the company to participate on our IIF Leadership Team. The team also includes the senior-most leaders in the company. The work of this team is to take on the hard questions and to understand what is driving our safety culture.
The team’s work is not technical in nature – rather it is adaptive. Breakthrough comes from tackling adaptive challenges, which are those great questions that have no easy answer; such as “How do you create a culture where people no longer get hurt?”
Total elimination of worker injury is the course we have plotted for ourselves. To carry forward the IIF commitment, we are focused on two things:
Cal Dive is committed to IIF and is prepared for the challenges now and in the future.