UCOR has an unwavering commitment to safety. We make safety a prerequisite to all we do. Our employees are empowered to stop work if they perceive unsafe conditions. Our goal every day is to make sure our employees return home at the end of the day in the same condition they arrived for work.
At the heart of our culture is our Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS), which integrates environment, safety, and health with waste minimization, pollution prevention, and quality assurance into all management and work practices from the top of the organization to our front line workers.
UCOR's commitment to safety starts at top. Our leadership team "walks the talk" of our safety culture by being accountable for protecting the environment, safety, and health of every worker in the organization.
Employee participation is essential to UCOR's safety culture. Our workers are empowered to stop or pause work whenever they perceive a situation to be unsafe. We embrace a questioning attitude among our UCOR team members and actively encourage feedback and participation at all levels of the company.
Designated by the State of Tennessee as a “Healthier Tennessee Workplace,” UCOR emphasizes the health and wellness of its employees through a structured series of events, activities, and information sharing. UCOR’s Wellness Committee sponsors several initiatives such as “Work on Wellness”. These brown bag lunches features speakers from the community or staff discuss a variety of health issues. The committee also coordinates periodic blood drives, mobile mammography visits, and prescription drug drop off events. UCOR also sponsors wellness-related events to raise funds for local charitable causes.