In early January, every Geostabilization International employee across North America participated in a company-wide Safety Stand Up. Employees were gathered in groups throughout the United States and Canada where crew leaders, employees, and senior leadership spent the day together reinforcing GeoStabilization’s safety culture. To ensure uniformity throughout the company, a standardized agenda was utilized to instruct on training topics that included:
GeoStabilization International has an excellent safety record as demonstrated by our earning the ADSC Safety Award for 2015 and 2016. Currently our Experience Modifier (EMR) is 0.72 (industry standard is 1.00). All this translates into the knowledge that GSI is one of the safest geotechnical contractors in the industry.
No preventable accident is acceptable in the GSI family. Coming on the company’s first day back from the holiday break, our Safety Stand Up will help us to ensure our safety metrics remain superior to the industry averages. On Thursday morning, January 5, GeoStabilization became an even better company; prepared to serve our customer’s needs in 2017.
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