Continuing our Safety Risk Reduction Trend

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Continuing our Safety Risk Reduction Trend

Improving Operational Effectiveness
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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 2:05pm

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Workplace safety is a critical business objective. That’s why we train for safety, constantly assess and refine our safety procedures and select the best-rated equipment.

Safety training starts upon hire and is conducted annually thereafter. Employees are taught to listen to their bodies, ensuring that we engage in early intervention and prevent discomfort or pain from becoming an injury. We teach proper lifting techniques and encourage employees to connect with a supervisor if they feel their workstation is in need of adjustment. We also train employees to be aware of their immediate surroundings to reduce the risk of falls.

What’s more, each employee is required to adopt practices that enhance their own health and safety and that of their colleagues—and that help safeguard the environment. This is just one more reason our culture is all about connecting to each other and to our greater surroundings.

Finally, vehicles chosen by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as Top Safety Picks keep our employees safe on the road.

Our safety approaches have helped us reduce our serious (OSHA Recordable) injury rate by 38 percent since 2003. In 2014, we had 706 occupational injuries translating to 1.84 per 100 full-time employees with lost workday cases of 0.41 per full-time employee. Actual lost workdays were 14.55 per 100 full-time employees (this includes days of restricted work activity).

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