It is with sincere pride and gratitude that we thank every one of you for the completion of the safest year that TurbinePROs has ever had.
TurbinePROs is required to provide a potential customer with our Recordable Incident Rate (RIR). The RIR is a mathematical calculation used by OSHA that describes the number of employees per 100 full-time employees that have been involved in an OSHA-recordable injury or illness. These incident rates are collected on a per-company basis and are then aggregated by industry, demographics, and other characteristics. This rate allows a company’s safety performance to be compared against a national or state average. These averages act as benchmarks that enable individual businesses to gauge their performance relative to their peers. A perfect score is zero, which means that there were no OSHA recordable incidents. The higher the number the more likely the company can be temporarily banned from certain facilities.
In 2017, we were able to complete the year with only 2 recordables giving us a very good incident RIR of .68. While that’s good, we wanted to try and improve. At the beginning of 2018 we challenged everyone to continue diligence and always look for improvement. 2018 came to a close, and WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE WE COMPLETED 2018 WITH ZERO RECORDABLE INJURIES.
As a team, we not only lowered our Recordable Incident Rate, we lowered it to “.0”, which is truly a remarkable achievement. These results show that you are all taking time to monitor and control safety on your projects, and for that you should be very proud. We also don’t want to ignore the fact that we also lowered our First Aid Injuries and Near Misses from 2017 to 2018.
How did we get here? A few years back, our RIR was high. We needed to find a way to get better. So, in January 2017, we implemented a Plan to Reduce Safety Incidents in order to help our crews mitigate the hazards that are on our job sites. Since that time, our record has improved greatly. Part of this improvement can be attributed to the implementation of our mitigation plans, but the biggest reason we have been improving is the willingness of our crews to do the job right and to do it safely.
The most valuable part of TurbinePROs are the teams that we have working day in and day out in the field. It is because of the hard work of these field teams that we are able to grow and move forward as a company.
While it is hard to improve on a nearly perfect record, we all need to continue to look for areas of continuous improvement. It may not be safety specific, but everything we do is safety related.