Safety Sets the Pace at Osmose

THE OSMOSE SAFETY CULTURE

At Osmose, we prefer to talk about our safety culture rather than our safety program.  A safety program implies a set of rules that people are required to follow, often reluctantly.  A safety culture implies that safety is a way of life at Osmose.  It is how we think and how we approach our jobs every day, not because that's what is required, but because that is who we are.

Over the past 20 years, we have worked diligently to establish a culture of safety by making safety an integral part of everything we do.  And as you will see in many of the statistics below, we have achieved excellent results and we will do everything in our power to ensure this culture and our safety performance persist.

 

SAFETY PERFORMANCE

  • 17 of our crews have exceeded 100,000 safe hours.  To put this achievement into perspective, that is the equivalent of an individual working for 50 years without a recordable injury or chargeable vehicle claim (CVC)!     
  • Though CVCs (chargeable vehicle claims) are not OSHA indices, they are important to us. Driving is risky and is our single largest exposure with a fleet logging more than 18 million miles each year.  To put this accomplishment into perspective, we only experience a CVC once every 750,000 miles or about every 30 trips around the globe!  
  • Osmose safety metrics continue to exceed the industry standards year after year.
 

Osmose is Gold Shovel Standard Certified
The Gold Shovel Standard is a first-of-its kind excavation safety program designed to reduce dig-ins and protect the underground gas and electric system.  With safety as it's highest priority, the Gold Shovel Standard Certification process was developed to ensure that hired contractors are vetted annually and adhere to the safest excavation standards.  Osmose is Gold Shovel Standard Certified for 2017.  For more information on Gold Shovel Certification, visit www.goldshovelstandard.com.


Monthly Safety Tip: Driving in the Rain

Safety starts before you drive, and your goal should be to see and be seen especially in rainy weather conditions.  Replace windshield wiper inserts that leave streaks or don't clear the glass in a single swipe.  Make sure all headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals are properly functioning so other drivers will see you during downpours.  Turn on your headlights whenever you drive.

Proper tire tread depth and inflation are imperative to maintaining good traction on wet roadways.  Check tread depth with a quarter inserted upside down into the tire groove. If you can see above Washington's head, start shopping for new tires.  Check each tire's pressure, including the spare, at least once a month.  Be sure to check the pressure when the tires are cold.

Also, remember to slow down and leave room.  Increase the following distance when driving in the rain.

Safety First


MONTHLY TIP:  DRIVING IN THE RAIN

Safety starts before you drive, and your goal should be to see and be seen especially in rainy weather conditions.  Click here for tips for driving in the rain.

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