Whilst there were no lost time injuries in the week, it is a concern to have to report that our poor trend of recordable injuries (TRIs) continues, with an employee suffering an injury that required medical treatment. The employee tripped on a door threshold as he entered a plant building. In order to steady himself he put his hand out and caught it on the end of a protruding metal beam, resulting in a cut to his hand that required stitches.
This is our fourth TRI in six weeks, three of which have involved employees. It is essential that we ensure everyone is putting the health and safety of themselves and their colleagues first and make every effort to stop this trend if we are to avoid a more serious injury.
Jesus Gonzalez commented: “This is bad news. We all know that incidents come in waves. The statistics are telling us that we are going to have another more serious accident any time soon if we do not take action. Please ensure that the recent incidents are highlighted through the management chain, that supervisors take the time to talk to employees and contractors and remind them of the need to take care, stop and think and STEP IN when they see an unsafe situation. Please do something today to improve safety.”