We’ve written before about Skinner Diesel, a truck and trailer repair shop with about 50 employees on the south side of Columbus. A few years ago they asked us to help them with an employee involvement in a safety committee to try to cut down on their accident and injury rate.
The committee has worked hard to find and correct safety problems. As a result, the employees have now worked over 2,000 days without a lost time accident! This is commendable in any industry, but with the type of work done at Skinner, it is especially noteworthy.
The committee maintains its dedication to finding and eliminating potential safety problems. Two meetings ago, a member brought up a concern about a situation that could have lead to an injury. No one had been hurt, and there had not been any close calls, but the committee took proactive action to deal with the problem. Last meeting, we reviewed the effectiveness of the solution and looked ahead to problems that can occur when the weather turns cold.
Committee members also remind their co-workers when they see something being done in an unsafe manner. Keeping everyone thinking about safety is another key to their success.
Involving employees in the safety process has improved the safety record and saved money at Skinner Diesel. It can for your organization as well. Contact us for more information.