Focused on Safety
July 21, 2016
Written By Adam Buckallew
MFA Oil’s guiding principles provide the company’s board of directors with a clear vision of how to run the cooperative. Safety is always an important factor and makes up one of the six guiding principles.
“When you’re working with refined fuel and propane, safety and compliance are not to be taken lightly,” says Ronald Felten, who represents MFA Oil’s sixth district on the board of directors. “We place a high priority on arming our employees with the tools and training they need to safely perform their jobs.”
MFA Oil is in the process of conducting annual safety meetings with employees at 10 regional locations throughout the company’s trade territory. These mandatory meetings for MFA Oil field staff serve as a refresher on a variety of safety topics such as HAZMAT protocol, extinguisher procedures and cylinder requalification.
“Our customers can feel confident that our drivers and field employees are state-certified professionals who have been properly trained,” Felten says. “Our team of experienced staff follows a strict environmental, health and safety program that ensures we are in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.”
Recent upgrades to the MFA Oil fleet of delivery and crane trucks have also improved the safety and working conditions of MFA Oil employees.
“The board is committed to providing our employees with top-quality equipment,” Felten says. “Improvements in our equipment have the added bonus of enhancing not only employee and customer safety but also the efficiency of our business. That’s a winning situation for all parties.”