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Providing a safe working environment is the primary responsibility of Sprint's Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) team. EHS works to ensure that our employees, customers and other business partners can work or visit a Sprint facility and have confidence that we have taken the necessary steps and precautions to ensure a safe working environment. Workplace safety is outlined in the Sprint Employee Code of Conduct, and Sprint expects all employees to do their part to ensure a safe and productive work environment.
Sprint's EHS team oversees all company workplace-safety issues, and has programs in place providing guidance on:
In evaluating employee health and safety, research has shown that employees are at much greater risk off-the-job than on-the-job. To this end, in addition to our extensive on-the-job safety tools, we provide employees with off-the-job safety and health tips and resources focusing on areas like driving/vehicle safety, emergency preparedness, fire prevention, home safety, natural hazards and weather, safety during recreational and hobby activities, and seasonal/holiday safety.
The EHS team has a website for Sprint employees on the company intranet providing thousands of resources on topics related to the environment, safety, occupational health, property protection, and emergency and disaster response. The site is updated regularly and provides employees with immediate information on current topics such as pandemics, floods, wildfires and emergency preparedness.
The EHS team also staffs a toll-free Helpline for employees, providing assistance related to environmental, health and safety concerns and potential hazards; requests for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) about chemicals used in the workplace or at home; and reporting chemical or petroleum spills.
The EHS team has developed an Environmental, Health and Safety Site Assessment Program to identify successes and areas for improvement. The assessment focuses on critical technical facilities, highly staffed facilities and sites not recently visited by EHS personnel. The EHS staff conducts approximately 200 assessments at critical sites per year. These assessments focus on the following areas:
Sprint has more than 70 EHS training programs available for employees depending on their job functions. A companywide electronic learning-management system is used to track and manage these programs. Sprint maintains an EHS Master Training List, which lists all Sprint EHS training courses available to employees, including course frequency and target audience(s).
Key indicators for employee health and safety can be found here.
Sprint is an active participant in the Environmental, Health & Safety Communications Panel (EHSCP) formerly known as the National Telecommunications Safety Panel (NTSP). The EHSCP was created to promote employee safety and health, protect the environment, and to prevent accidents, injuries and illnesses throughout the communications industry. Each major U.S. telecommunications company is represented by a member on the Panel. Sprint has been involved with the Panel for more than 20 years. Sprint's participation with the EHSCP has included hosting the NTSP's International Telecommunications Safety Conference (ITSC) and having Sprint employees chairing the NTSP and the ITSC program.
For more information on the NTSP, please visit http://telsafe.org.