At FMT our most valuable resource is our personnel, safety is our number one priority. Sustaining a high-performance workforce depends on many factors. The most important is respect for our people—for their dignity, their talents and their interests. We strive to maintain an environment that encourages our employees to develop their talents, exercise creativity and achieve superior performance.
Florida Marine has established itself as a leader in the safe, environmentally sound and efficient operations of inland towboats and barges. Safety initiatives include all Captains and Pilots, along with critical personnel, receiving training in Formal Job Safety Analysis and Risk Assessment. Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and LMRA) programs are used fleet-wide and made a part of daily life on FMT vessels. Critical personnel from the operations, maintenance, shore tanking, safety and compliance departments have received specialized Marine Incident Investigation training in 2014 and these personnel form the back-bone of our new Incident Investigation Teams along with subject matter experts as need dictates.
While quality and productivity are our goals, they will never take precedence over the safety of our personnel. Our commitment to safety extends from our employees to our entire team we work with. Everyone that works for FMT must adopt and work within our safety program. All aspects of our safety program revolve around training our employees on workplace hazards that they are in contact with each day and arming them with the tools and knowledge to mitigate these risks to effectively work safely.
As we continue to grow, our safety policies and programs grow and adapt as well. Our policies allow us to provide a safe working environment for our employees, customers, and the other service companies we work with each day and allow us to adjust to the site specific safety programs we encounter.
Safety & Health of our employees and being responsible stewards of the environment are essential priorities for FMT, and compliance with safety, health and environmental laws and regulations is the minimum standard of performance operations. We endeavor to provide employees with a safe and healthy working environment. We provide education, training and leadership to employees to enable and motivate them to understand and comply with applicable law and these policies. We conduct reviews of safety, health and environmental practice at FMT facilities to verify compliance with applicable laws and regulations and to identify and correct operational practices.