Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. recently achieved a significant safety milestone by passing eight consecutive years without a lost workday injury case. Osmose services include the inspection and rehabilitation of utility poles and T&D system infrastructure for utility companies throughout North America. Osmose personnel also provide storm recovery services, helping utilities respond to damage caused by hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters. Despite the hazards often associated with such work, Osmose employees have logged more than 24 million safe work hours over the past eight years!
"The fact that the size of our organization continues to grow and we accumulate substantially greater numbers of safe work hours annually while maintaining zero lost workdays is a testament to the strong safety culture at Osmose. This culture has been developed over years of management commitment and is intentionally nurtured in all employees from their first moment on the job. A commitment to safety is not just an employee expectation; it is a condition of employment at Osmose, and our outstanding record is something that proves that, as well as something we are very proud of" said Osmose Safety Director, Michael Dodge.
Safety is part of the Osmose culture, and it's prevalent throughout the organization - from each and every crew in the field, to the managers throughout the organization. The Osmose safety program stresses training, education, communication, and personal accountability.
Utility companies expect their service providers to work safely at all times, even under the most difficult circumstances, and Osmose delivers on that expectation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012), the average electric utility in the U.S. carries a Total Recordable Injury Rating (TRIR) of 2.8. A rating below 2.0 is considered excellent. Osmose currently carries a TRIR well below 2.0 for 2014 year-to-date!