It is with great pride and gratitude that we thank every one of our team and those we work with on site who made 2018 the safest year in TurbinePROs' history.
The Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) is a mathematical calculation used by OSHA to define the number of employees per 100 full-time employees who have been involved in an OSHA-recordable injury or illness.
These incident rates are collected on a per-company basis and 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. When 2018 came to a close we had ZERO RECORDABLE INJURIES.
As a team, we not only lowered our Recordable Incident Rate, we lowered it to “.0”, which is a toutable achievement. These results show that a company is controlling and monitoring safety rigorously on projects. We also lowered our First Aid Injuries and Near Misses from 2017 to 2018.
How did we get here? In January 2017, we implemented a Plan to Reduce Safety Incidents in order to help our crews mitigate potential hazards that are on every job site. Part of this improvement can be attributed to the implementation of our mitigation plans, but the biggest reason for improvement is the protocol that our crews follow to do the job safely and correctly.
The most valuable part of TurbinePROs is the team that we have working day in and day out in the field and behind the scens.