ENTEK SAFETY PROGRAM
Entek Corporation is dedicated to elevating the standards for safety in the HVAC industry. ENTEK’s commitment to health and safety goes beyond being compliant with state and federal regulations. We recognize that the protection of our employees, property, the public, and the environment is essential to creating greater sustainability and taking pride within our communities.
ENTEK uses ISNetworld to standardize contractor management across multiple sites and geographic regions, clearly communicate requirements and expectations and exchange data with other internal systems. The result is lower incident rates and higher compliance numbers.
Our safety committee is comprised of owners, managers and an associate from each area of the field. Although safety meetings are held on a monthly basis, safety is practiced throughout the company on a daily basis. Training is frequent and every ENTEK associate is required to be a safety manager and is given the authority to recognize and correct and safety issues on every job site.
As a heating and cooling contractor, ENTEK provides all customers whether residential or industrial, whole building solutions along with a commitment to safe work habits, proper tools, personal protective equipment, and proper safety instructions.
As an HVAC contractor that works on commercial and industrial sites, ENTEK is a member of ISN. ISN is an organization dedicated to maintaining safety, insurance, quality and regulatory information on contractors and suppliers. ISN facilitates the collection of self-reported information from contractors and maintains it in a centralized database called ISNetworld.
ENTEK believes that the prevention of accidents is both our moral obligation a good business practice.
Health and Wellness Program
In 2013, the owners of ENTEK Corporation made a conscious decision to invest in and develop an employee wellness program.
This program works in tangent with a comprehensive safety program and fulfills the companies first core value; a commitment to health and safety. The entire company from ownership to associates is committed to demonstrating a personal commitment to the health and safety of ourselves, co-workers, and customers.
ENTEK’s Wellness Director, Lynette Shero, R.N. networks and trains with other wellness experts in South West Washington and Oregon to stay informed of the latest medical research on health and wellness. Continual training and networking remains a vital component for learning new ideas and success stories of successful wellness programs. There are challenges for a business comprised of seventy employees compared to big corporations and public entities. One of the biggest challenges is funding. Large corporations have big budgets. Public entities are funded by tax payer money and often qualify for government grants. And until recently, there were very few insurance carriers who recognized companies under 100 employees with reduced premiums and financial support, even though having a healthy work force clearly benefits the carriers.
“Helping our associates and their families to identify health risk factors and disease early, followed up by providing solutions and support is at the core of our wellness program.”
-Lynette Shero R.N.
Despite the challenges, ENTEK’s wellness program moved forward. In the first year, the company immediately saw tangible results by doing something as simple as conducting voluntary blood pressure clinics at the quarterly breakfast meetings. Five employees were found to have high blood pressure. All five individuals were young men who were otherwise healthy and had not seen a doctor for many years. Lynette also acts as a health advocate for employees and family members who may face frustrations with access to health care and proper diagnosis.
Today, Lynette continues to act as a health advocate for employees and family members who may face frustrations with access to health care and proper diagnosis.