Amanda Walton is our new Safety & Risk Manager at JSG. She will be taking over for Patty Rhoads, who will be retiring later this year. We had the opportunity to sit down with Amanda and get to know her a little better and learn about some of her goals for JSG’s Safety & Risk Management team.
You were officially announced as JSG’s new team Safety & Risk Manager last week. Tell us a little about yourself and career.
Before coming to JSG, I worked for another staffing firm where I was in the worker’s compensation arena for over four years. Throughout my four years with the firm, I oversaw multi-state compensations claims, which kept every day fun and interesting. Claims varied from federal (OSHA), state, local, and even company claims. There were always a lot of different layers and it was a very fast-paced environment.
How does your background as a Warranty Administrator help with your career in the Safety & Risk Management world?
My experience as a Warranty Administrator helped create a smooth transition into the Safety & Risk Management world. As a Warranty Administrator, you have to have extraordinary attention to detail. So, whether you’re dealing with people, vehicles, or property, everything affects the company’s bottom line. If you’re not careful and don’t pay close attention to timelines, you can cost the organization a lot of money. Developing a keen eye for thoroughness and details has definitely helped with my Safety career.
At JSG, our safety slogan is “Safe Work is Great Work!” What makes you passionate Safety & Risk Management?
I am truly passionate about the safety environment because I have the opportunity to help people. I am either helping protect my clients’ interest, an injured worker, or sharing safety knowledge with the staff on workers compensation.
The two largest costs to an organization are payroll and workers compensation. So, working in this field allows me to share my knowledge with others and ensure everyone within JSG, as well as our clients, understand how all of the processes work.
As you get settled in your new role at JSG, what are you hoping to accomplish in 2019?
My number one goal is to maintain and continue to grow the safety culture JSG has developed over the years. I want to maintain the partnerships with those out in the field (our contractors and clients) and provide the necessary education to all parties involved. Through continuous education and fostering our culture of “Safe Work is Great Work,” I want to help grow Johnson Service Group’s business SAFELY.