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Stop. Think. Plan. Nelson Brothers' Core Values for safety and compliance.

Nelson Brothers Core Safety Culture: Care

Safety for our customers, team members, and communities is a mission-critical focus for our team. We approach safety with a proactive mindset and the belief that through adequate planning and proper execution: all operating exposures can be safeguarded, and all accidents can be prevented. Our safety culture is aligned with our core values of care and service.

It is Management’s responsibility to:

  • Train all employees in safe work practices
  •  Conduct safety audits and take corrective action where necessary
  • Require every employee to perform safe work practices in their job duties 

It is the Employee’s responsibility to:

  • Adhere to strict safety principles as a condition of employment
  •  Integrate Safety as a part of each job function
  • Embody the Nelson Brothers Safety Culture in the performance of his/her job duties

Safety Coins

Nelson brothers safety coins

Safety coins are a part of Nelson Brothers culture. Each of our team members are encouraged to carry a Nelson Brothers coin with them while on the job as a tangible reminder of our safety beliefs and commitments. Team members can be asked to show their coins; those who cannot produce them may be asked to lead or share a certain topic at future safety meetings. There have been many versions of the coins over the years, including some that are specific to certain sites or operating regions.

Next time you see us, ask about the safety coin! We are happy to give you one so that you, too, may use it to share our safety culture with others.

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Stop, Think, Plan!

Safety is central to all activities across our business. We are focused on identifying potential hazards before they take place and then taking steps to eliminate them. Simply put, we “Stop, think, plan” for safety. We recognize the value of employee communication identifying hazards in the workplace and promote employee participation in efforts to eliminate such hazards. A successful safety and health program is everyone’s responsibility. We are all responsible for preventing and correcting unsafe behavior and work
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About Nelson Brothers

Founded in 1956, Nelson Brothers is a leading manufacturer and distributor of mining explosives products and services to many of the largest surface coal and aggregate producers in the United States. Additionally, through Nelson Brothers Specialty Chemical Business, we provide products and services to customers throughout the world.

With more than 350 employees and operations throughout the United States, Nelson Brothers has supplied over 14 billion pounds of its flagship emulsion product, PowerNel™, to the mining industry along with reliable electronic blasting systems and the latest technical applications.

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