Continuing on the Road to Safety Excellence - Friday, July 01, 2011
"Sunland & Affiliates has achieved over 1.7 million safe work hours since the last Lost Time Injury and our TRIR is at an all-time low of 1.00.”
However, we cannot rest on our laurels and think that we are completely safe from danger. All supervisors must take an active role in focusing their efforts on making certain that their workers are coached, mentored, and provided with a safe work environment.
During 2010, we focused on issuing the revised Employee & Safety Handbook and Excavation Safety, including what to do if an OSHA Inspector shows up on the job site. We placed an emphasis on Last Minute Risk Assessments, Stop Work Authority, Observation Card Program, and the importance of reporting any and all incidents (regardless of how minor) immediately to your supervisor. Also the Management Safety Audits (MSA) received renewed focus. In 2011, we are rolling out the new Seasonal Foremen Training and Advanced Safety Audit Process.
In 2010, several of our Divisions continued on the road to safety excellence by achieving record-setting safety statistics. Overall, Sunland & Affiliates achieved its second best safety record in 2010. Eight of eighteen divisions completed 2010 without an OSHA Recordable or Lost Time Injury. During the first half of Fiscal Year 2011, we are on a pace to set a new safety record. Sunland & Affiliates has achieved over 1.7 million safe work hours since the last Lost Time Injury, and our TRIR is at an all time low of 1.00.