President's Message

At Equix, our most important Core Value is very simple. We foster a safety culture, placing the protection of our people and the general public above all else. As a Core Value, we simply can’t look the other way if someone performs a task unsafely, regardless of the circumstances.

We employ many safety professionals across our organization and spend many thousands of hours delivering focused training programs, regularly coaching, and keeping track of leading indicators. Our field leaders hold tailgate meetings to train their crews, and daily JSA (jobsite safety analysis) meetings to identify specific hazards on the jobsite and keep safety at the forefront of everyone’s mind. These are all very important, but still not enough to achieve our goal.

Safety must be embedded in our culture as the job of every single employee, bar none. Our expectation is that every employee has a responsibility not only to watch out for their own safety, but also for the safety of their fellow co-workers. This is manifested through our stop work policy. Any employee, from entry level to the seasoned veterans, has the authority to stop work if they feel they have not been properly trained for a task, or if they feel the task is not being performed safely. It’s a pretty simple expectation, but one we are unwavering on.

We expect all employees to be absolutely committed to the goal that everyone goes home at the end of each day in the same condition they showed up in. The entire leadership team at Equix takes the responsibility to foster a safety culture very seriously. As a stakeholder, if you have concerns or accolades about our safety performance, please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

Jerrod Henschel
President & CEO

VP HSE Safety Message

Our first priority is to the safety of our employees. We firmly believe that we can protect our employees through a culture of safety. A true safety culture is one that is not only spoken of but also organically grown and hard written into the DNA of the company. It is cultured through strong leadership, which is reinforced by safety professionals that teach the how and why so that everyone understands how we can further enrich our company. These professionals believe that a strong foundation of training, teaching and reinforcement can bring us to a place where we can be productive through safety.

Many companies will speak of a safety culture, however the reality is that they police safety through an unrelenting gauntlet of forms and policies. Equix believes that Safety, Quality, and Production all have equal weight in creating a healthy company that will continue to learn from its past to make a better future.

It is Equix’s philosophy that safety performance is a key indicator of organizational excellence. Accident prevention is good business, which is attained by means of firm, fair and consistent approach to safety. We continually strive to prevent all accidents, injuries, and occupational illnesses through the active participation of each and every employee.

It is the Charter of the HSE team to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees.

-Jon Gruber – VP Health, Safety, & Environment, Equix