- Equal employment opportunity
- Wage rates for the current year
- Safety and health regulations
- Fair labor standards
- Family & medical leave act
- Whistleblower protection
- OSHA citations
- OSHA injury summary
OSHA requires that we post a summary of our injury data (OSHA 300 log) in a readily accessible area. This summary must be posted by February 1st, and remain up until the end of April. The purpose of the postings is to keep you informed of your rights, and what is going on in the company. One paperwork requirement is that we have an OSHA 300 log, which includes a list of all injuries. A summary of this is posted onsite, without the names of the injured. This is kept up from February 1 to April 30. This lets workers know the number of injuries on the job.
Last year we had 3 injuries total:
0 lost time – staying home from work – This is a great accomplishment, the first time in over 10 years that we have not had a lost time injury.
2 light duty – restrictions on activity while at work down
1 recordable – doctor visit but no lost time or light duty
Our injuries included a laceration, and two injuries caused by contact with either equipment or materials. We have also had first aid injuries reported, but they do not go on the summary. These injuries were treated without a visit to a clinic, and show that not only are injury rates down
In just two years, we have lowered our injury numbers from 14 (2013) to 4 (2014) to 3 (2015). This is something to be proud of, but we must still continue to improve, as we do not want to allow any of our employees to be hurt. We have accomplished this reduction by doing better planning of our work, carrying out inspections of the equipment and jobsites, reporting damaged or defective equipment for repair, providing additional training and equipment to allow you to work safely.
A big portion of our safety record comes from the culture that we are building. A safe company has higher morale and better quality workmanship. One of the biggest impacts that we can have on safety is improving awareness of our surroundings, and leaving buffer zones between workers on foot and the heavy equipment. Report unsafe conditions or behaviors to your supervisor right away.