One Team. One Vision. One Goal. – Everyone Goes Home Safe!
Last week, we were excited to announce that Mason Construction, Ltd. was added to the Zero Injury Institute’s Hall of Honor for the second year in a row. We are proud to be the 34th company in North America to reach the milestone of 1 million safe man-hours without a recordable accident. This year we received the honor with the Valero Texas Projects from 2011-2016, reaching over 1 million safe man-hours. In addition, in September 2016, we reached over 1 million safe man-hours for all ExxonMobil Beaumont Area Complex Projects from 2007-2016. Some may be wondering what it means to be inducted into this Hall of Honor.
The Zero Injury Institute’s mission is to "preserve families through injury free construction work.” This organization defines and celebrates safety as one million man-hours with zero Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injuries. The reason for 1 million hours was found through Zero Accident Research in 1993 with the Construction Industry Institute (CII). They have continued research on safety and continue projects with "leading construction companies in North America.” By following safety procedures, CII member some construction contractors were "found achieving safety records exceeding one million hours OSHA recordable free.”
Companies being about to share best practices for industry safety allows us all to learn and develop the best work environments. Also, when companies have goals such as this to strive for it allows us all to look forward and aim for continuous safety. Safety is not a concern for only a few people but everyone involved in a project. And everyone benefits from improved safety measures.
With this accomplishment, Le Short, Vice President, is challenging our team to "personally commit to achieving the goal of zero injuries this year.” We look forward to this challenge and having a wonderful year. Thank you to all of our colleagues who make recognitions, such as this, possible.
Take a look at Mason Construction, Ltd. along with some of the other companies who made the list for Zero Injury Institute’s Hall of Honor: