It's time to pat yourselves on the back, but please don't get injured while doing so! International Decorators has reached the 1-year milestone as it has been 365 consecutive days worked since our last lost-time injury which covered 252,855 total hours worked.
It takes a lot of team work to reach a milestone like this. It requires each individual to take a personal responsibility to work safe. It requires each individual to look out for each other. It requires employees to be engaged with safety and keeping safety at the forefront of every task that is performed. It requires safety planning, safety training, field safety leadership, communication amongst each other and most of all, it takes high quality employees that care!
If we can work 1/4 of a million hours together as a team without sustaining a lost-time injury, there is really no reason why can't we keep repeating that and work 1 million hours without a lost-time injury. We can't let our guard down against safety. Safety is not something that you just do once and the task is over. Safety is something that needs to be engrained, a second nature habit, something that we are just doing all the time. Safety is a culture!
Our longest consecutive streak of days worked between lost-time injuries over the past 15 years is 435 days. So, our next milestone date is July 26th, 2014. If we can work up until that date without sustaining a lost-time injury, we will break our 15 year record.
We are asking each and every employee to help continue this streak and to help us get to our next milestone date of July 26th. We are going to be having a very busy summer so we have a huge challenge ahead of us. We are asking you to keep looking out for each other. Take it upon yourself to not cut corners and to stop others from cutting corners when it comes to safety. Be on the look out for unsafe conditions and hazards at our job sites and continue to report them to our Safety Director so we can help to make the job sites safer. If you see someone doing something unsafe, please stop them for Pete's sake (sorry, I just had to) and explain to them that you don't want to see them get hurt for their own good and for the sake of their loved ones.
Awesome job everyone on working together as a team to reach the 1 year mark since our last lost-time injury.
If you have any questions about safety, please call our Safety Director, Peter Graham. He can be reached at (847) 417-1689 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a Safe Day!