July 13, 2012
AUSTIN, TEXAS, July 13, 2012—The JMJ Korea Team hosted the first ever one-day Korea IIF Success Day (KIS Day) to recognize the successful results of their clients’ implementation of the IIF safety program. The purpose of the day was to share successes, lessons learned and best practices with current and future leaders of the IIF approach throughout Korea.
Currently, there are approximately 80,000 workers in Korea who are working with the IIF approach, which has been used in Korea for the past 8 years. In the early days of IIF work in Korea, multinational oil companies were utilizing the approach to develop stronger safety leadership and foster cultures that improved safety performance. Currently, Korean owned major industries such as shipbuilding and major oil refinery upgrade construction projects are now embracing the IIF approach as their own. As a result, breakthroughs leading to previously unheard of safety results have occurred throughout these industries.
The IIF Success Day was an opportunity to celebrate these results and to acknowledge the growth that the IIF program has experienced in the country. The fifty participants included representatives from CLOV, GS Caltex, DSO, Hyundai Construction, Samsung Construction, Doosan, DNV, Shinsegi Marine, HHI Offshore Engineering and Fabrication, HHI Shipbuilding, Daewoo E&C, STX, SHI and Chevron. Presentations delivered by DSME and GS Caltex explored the growth of the IIF Safety approach at their companies and their intentions for the continued success of the program.
Overall, the event was a chance for JMJ and its clients to highlight the personal impacts that the IIF approach has had on the lives and relationships of the people with whom they work. It was also a chance to continue to forge new relationships based on a shared commitment to safety and wellbeing.
“We deeply enhanced the relationship with our clients, with our potential clients and among the JMJ team,” said JMJ lead consultant Michael Huvane. “One person told me his experience of the day could be summed up with one word: love.”