Olathe, Kan. — Terracon, a national engineering consulting firm with a personal and uncompromising commitment to everyone going home safe to their family every day, announced a record-low rate of work-related injuries in 2016.
As part of Safety Week 2017, May 1-5, Terracon will use the theme “How I Show Up for Safety” to share safety best practices through an internal best practices video challenge, daily posts on its social media platforms, and website. To see some of these short, informative videos visit http://ow.ly/mAjO30bkBad.
Terracon, which has made a dedicated commitment to achieving an Incident and Injury-Free (IIF) workplace since 2011, reported a Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) of 0.48 last year. Improvements in safety over the past five years have yielded impressive results. For example, in 2011 the TRIR was 2.5. If that rate had not declined over the years, an additional 110 Terracon employees could have been injured in 2016.
At Terracon, the key to a better safety record lies in the establishment of strong institutional processes to ensure consistent improvement. For example, strengthening of the company’s Core Safety Rules and Practices in 2016 included the prohibition of cell phone use while driving and the establishment of warming up for work as a core practice. Terracon also added a Safety Check-In program, which reinforces positive work practices and corrects less-safe work.
Internal information technology tools also provide support to employees who are making decisions that impact safety including launch of the Safety Dashboard, a Safety History and Documentation desktop application, and a Near Miss mobile app which helps track near misses in real time. Terracon’s 2016 Safety Week campaign, “Like a Champion” was a recent winner of a Society of Marketing Professional Services Kansas City marketing and communications award. See the playlist.
Terracon is a member of the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI), together with their 40 partner groups and sponsors. For more information visit www.constructionsafetyweek.com.