At work, home and on the road, Hill Yorkers continued mastering a safety first mindset in 2016. That enlightened outlook was on display in October when open communication via Hill York’s intranet and text message platform helped everyone prepare and pull together during the Hurricane Matthew threat.
Statistically, safety highlights for the year included a reduction in workers’ comp reported injuries and a dramatic drop in at-fault vehicle accidents from 12 in 2015 to only three. But the big 2016 #SafetyCHAMP trend was an expanded focus on promoting safe practices in all areas of life.
“The level of awareness that makes safety a way of life isn’t something to be turned on and off like a faucet,” observed Hill York Safety Director Luis Moreno. “Our goal is to keep safety at the forefront of Hill Yorkers’ thoughts so that their choices throughout each day avoid risks and save lives.”
To strengthen safety attitudes and skill sets at all levels, Hill York ramped up its investment in a wide variety of training programs. Over the summer, 26 members of the construction management team completed OSHA 30, a comprehensive certification program for safety and managerial personal. An accident procedures class is planned for early 2017 to educate Hill Yorkers on how to handle everything from paper cuts to heart attacks.
In 2017, the emphasis on training for risk reduction and medical emergency procedures continues with mandatory CPR training for field personnel and CPR/infant CPR training available for all employees. Also on tap in the months ahead is a rigging and signaling safety course for service technicians, and companywide personal protective equipment (PPE) and automated external defibrillator (AED) classes.
“Whether you’re working in the field, warehouse or office, or you’re at home with your family, our ultimate #SafetyCHAMP goal is always the same,” observed Luis Moreno. “We want all Hill Yorkers to be ready and able to do what’s necessary to protect the health and wellbeing of themselves and others.”
It’s safe to say, a smarter, stronger, safer Hill York will continue to emerge in 2017 and beyond.