A strong safety culture exists at Northrop Grumman, and it has been a central focus for generations. The importance of safety in the workplace is apparent and integral in all we do, whether in the planning process, the designing process or production on the manufacturing floor. Our objective is to protect the safety and health of our employees, visitors and contractors.
In 2018, Northrop Grumman designated safety as one of seven company values:
“We work to protect the health and well-being of our employees and to provide our customers with high-quality, reliable and safe products. We are committed to safe operations and are diligent in our safety practices and processes.”
Every employee has a voice in ensuring that they and their coworkers are not exposed to hazards in the workplace.
June Is National Safety Month at Northrop Grumman
The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. These injuries are preventable, and their impact on an employee’s quality of life can have many negative impacts. To recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, Northrop Grumman participated in the NSC’s National Safety Month in June.
Northrop Grumman Employees Share Their Thoughts About Safety
Evidence of this commitment to safety is best demonstrated in the words of our employees. Everyone at Northrop Grumman is invested in the importance of safety in the workplace — including (but not limited to) engineers, facility managers, manufacturing managers, process analysts and technicians. Here, a few Northrop Grumman employees share what safety means to them.
“I work with a great team, and because of them, we have built together that safety is our number one priority; see something, say something!”
Craig, Technical Team Supervisor
“Safety in the workplace means preventing harm to ourselves, protecting our team members and maintaining vigilance in everything we do.”
Adam, Electronics Engineering Manager
“Safety in the workplace means keeping myself and coworkers protected from harm and danger. Being safe is what you do and think. Avoid unsafe acts — if you see something unsafe or someone being unsafe, say something. It is everyone’s responsibility to make safety a part of the organizational culture.”
Kim, General Manufacturing Manager
“For me, safety means two things: first, that our employees can work in an environment where their well-being has been considered and constantly looked after; and, second, that we have a well-managed and -designed system that responds immediately to any sort of emergency.”
Phil, Electronics Engineer
“Working in a safe environment promotes physical and social benefits for employees and the entire corporation. This leads to higher-quality products and services for our customers.”
Fred, Process Assessor
“Safety is common sense. Follow the correct procedures and get everyone home safely at the end of the day!”
Steve, Facilities Manager
“Safety in the workplace means focus on the job at hand, awareness of surroundings and proper use of personal protective equipment.”
Dave, Senior Process Engineer
“As new employees become aware of their work surroundings, it is important to teach them the need for the proper personal protective equipment, whether their work is on or off the aircraft.”
Craig, Aircraft Technician
“Safety is critical to working smart and going home each day because your family depends on you.”
Christopher, Quality Analyst
Interested in a career in safety? Check out these current openings in safety at Northrop Grumman.
Return to Life at Northrop Grumman home page.