Employees successfully worked four years without a lost-time accident.
Construction Risk Solutions, a risk management and brokerage firm, presented Nickle Electrical with a congratulatory plaque for working four years and 1.25 million man-hours without a lost-time accident. Pictured left-right: CRS Senior Client Manager Luke Bien, CRS Account Executive Jeff Rees, Nickle President/CEO Steve Dignan, and CRS Director of Safety Bob Hegburg.
On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, Nickle Electrical reached another safety milestone. With another year of continuing education and safety training under their belts, employees successfully worked four years without a lost-time accident, equivalent to approximately 1.25 million man-hours. The company’s most recent highlight was reaching one million man-hours without a lost-time accident in March 2013.
“This is a major milestone and awesome accomplishment by everyone at Nickle,” said president/CEO Steve Dignan. “The magnitude of this feat is tremendous, especially in the construction industry. I commend all 157 employees for this tremendous achievement.”
In order to further instill the importance of safety and continue this record-breaking streak, one of Nickle’s goals for 2014 is to implement a Behavior-Based Safety Program. This is an attempt to improve safety culture by analyzing what an accident is and why it may have happened. Then based on those evaluations, a strategy is put into place to prevent similar accidents in the future. Nickle will also improve its Safety Incentive Program, which rewards field employees on a quarterly basis for avoiding lost-time accidents.
An event was held on Feb. 12 to celebrate four accident-free years and extend our Nickle Elite program, which recognizing long-standing employees, to those who have been with the company for five years. Previously, the Elite program only recognized personnel with 10 or more years with Nickle.