R.B. Hinkle Hits Zero, the Highest Mark in Safety
R.B. Hinkle is pleased to announce a significant OSHA safety milestone, A ZERO Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) for 2017.
This feat can only be accomplished when management and R.B. Hinkle field crews commit to making safety awareness and practices their number one priority every day on every job.
“Congratulations to Sherri Torrillo, R.B. Hinkle Safety Director and her fabulous crews for achieving ZERO TRIR recordables. This achievement demonstrates a solid culture of safety that extends to all levels of the company, ultimately ensuring the safe completion of our many projects and the return of each employee to their family every evening,” said Dina Holstead, President.
Safety Director Sherri Torrillo says, “Our employees are immersed in a culture of safety here at R.B. Hinkle. Getting a perfect rating is a direct testament to the impact our Safety Program has on our employees, inspiring them to perform random acts of safety and go above and beyond of what’s expected, every single day. We are extremely proud of our employees in earning such an impressive TRIR rating.”
How is a Total Recordable Incident Rate / TRIR determined?
A company’s safety performance is based on a specific number of employees, the number of recorded injuries, illnesses and fatalities, and the total amount of hours those employees worked over a specified period of time.
After calculating the factors above, a number is produced, and the lower the number arrived at – the better.
Zero is perfect.
For example: If a company has 4 recordable injuries over three months, and there was a total of 262,748 hours worked during that time period, the TRIR equals 3.04.
TRIR = (4 x 200,000) divided by 262,748 = 3.04
When the hours worked increases without having any recordable incidents, the TRIR improves, or goes down. A benefit of having a TRIR rating performed is it can help determine any problem areas a company may have.
OSHA’s definition of a recordable injury is an injury that results in any of the following: death, days away from work, restricted work or transferred to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid, or a loss of consciousness.
What does a low TRIR rating mean for R.B. Hinkle’s customers?
Preventing work-related injuries and illnesses reduces:
- Workers’ compensation claims
- Property damage
- Accident claims
- Insurance costs
- Orientation and Training OSHA, First Aid, CPR training, and many other training programs that focus on safety, quality and efficiency.
- PREVENT: visual and practical teaching tools employees access by using QR Codes linked to short videos – these can be viewed anywhere, any time.
- Safety Excellence Program, including the monthly “Safety Excellence Award” which promotes safety, and builds morale.
- Safety Equipment Vending Machines installed on-site deliver safety gear instantly.
Making Safety Fun
Every month at 6:00AM in the morning, team members who are nominated for recognition of their acts of safety by company foremen, safety department members, executive management or clients, are awarded points as part of the company’s Safety Excellence Program. The points go towards R.B. Hinkle safety clothes, tools, boots, gifts or coolers and drinkware, winners choose. This fun safety program motivates workers to keep safety at the forefront of their day.
Congratulations to everyone at R.B. Hinkle for a job well done, and for always putting safety first!