Southern Safety Tri-Lateral Charter
Southern Company is an organization built on values. Of these values, safety is at the core throughout our company. To achieve consistency on safety, the Southern Safety Tri-Lateral (SST) was formed.
SST Organizational Chart
Top 8 Things to Know
- The Southern Safety Tri-Lateral consists of leadership from Southern Company Generation, associate craft labor organizations, and contractors.
- All Southern Company Generation and Construction sites will adopt this program; it excludes Southern Power and Southern Nuclear.
- The Southern Safety Tri-Lateral was established to create a unified voice on safety.
- The program sets consistent site requirements and expectations across our fleet.
- Focused Initiatives to date: First Line Supervisor Training, Stop Work Authority (SWA), and Site Safety Champions. See respective FAQs for more details.
- The need for additional initiatives will be evaluated after we are certain the first three initiatives are successfully rooted in our culture.
- Generally, the new initiatives apply to bring consistency to the plants, contractors, and craft, but there are nuances to each that must be considered.
- For example, there is a site safety champion who is selected from onsite contractor craft personnel. Similarly, some plants already have a Safety Rover selected from internal craft personnel whose job has similar responsibilities.
- First Line Supervisor Training is currently for the contract foreman; however, Southern Company is evaluating how to incorporate the same material into the new supervisor training for internal leaders.
- Finally, the SWA should similarly be ingrained into the site culture whether someone is a contract employee or a Southern Company employee.
- There are already several places to look for indications of the Southern Safety Tri-Lateral.
- SWA signs are posted in the contractor offices and Southern Company shops, along with badge cards promoting the expectation of a positive and receptive culture to SWA.
- Site safety champions can be seen interacting with contractors and Southern Company work crews and participating in various safety meetings.
- Lastly, everyone should be hearing common terminology and seeing visible leadership decisions that stay consistent with the teachings of First Line Supervisor Training and embrace the Stop Work Authority culture.