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.