Commitment to Safety
Safety is one of our company’s core values. We urge safety in our workplaces and in the responsible use of our products by our consumers.
Safety in the Workplace
We are committed to creating a safe and healthy working environment for our employees. We employ rigorous safety standards in our manufacturing facilities:
- We require all employees to wear proper safety equipment (such as eye and ear protection) and follow safety protocols.
- We post safety signs in clear locations throughout our facilities as a constant reminder that safety is our number one priority.
- We require factory employees to complete training to ensure they fully understand how to do their jobs and operate the equipment around them.
In Fiscal Year 2016, Vista Outdoor reported a 1.86 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) total recordable injury rate.
Vista Outdoor Supports Fix National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act
Background checks are only as strong as the records in the database. The Fix NICS Act would increase records-sharing to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System at the federal and state levels by punishing non-compliant federal agencies, making more federal funding available for records-sharing, and incentivizing states to submit complete records to the NICS database. This is critical, as the recent Texas shooting may have been prevented if the Air Force submitted proper documents to NICS. On the state level, New Hampshire has submitted just 51 records while Wyoming has submitted only four (Pennsylvania has submitted more than 790,000 records by comparison).
Safety in the Use of Our Products
As an outdoor sports and recreation company, we believe that our consumers should be safe when engaging in the outdoor activity of their choice.
For hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts, we support hunter education and firearms safety courses at the state and national levels. We produce educational materials for firearms safety instructors across the country. We urge all of our customers to follow the basic tenets of firearm safety and to wear proper safety equipment (such as eyes and ears) when using firearms.
For bikers and skiers, we encourage consumers to follow all road and trail signs, wear proper safety equipment, such as helmets and lights, and always be aware of their surroundings to be as safe as possible when riding on the road, the trail, or the mountain.
Safe Kids Worldwide
Vista Outdoor brand Bell partners with Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization that provides parents and caregivers with practical and proven resources to help protect kids from unintentional injuries. http://www.safekids.org/
IHEA Volunteer Instructor of the Year
For more than a decade, Vista Outdoor brand Federal Premium has sponsored the IHEA Instructor of the Year award as a way of recognizing the hunters and shooters who donate their time to pass on our heritage. MORE
Vista Outdoor is a proud sponsor of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) Project ChildSafe, a nationwide program that promotes firearms safety through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm safety kits. Vista Outdoor brands Federal Premium, Savage Arms and BLACKHAWK! released PSA videos to raise awareness of firearm safety and support Project ChildSafe.