Safety firstPublished 6:02pm Wednesday, March 19, 2014
PotashCorp-Aurora celebrated five safety milestones last week during a special recognition ceremony attended by top company officials.
Bill Doyle, PotashCorp president and CEO, and David Delaney, executive vice president and COO, attended the March 13 ceremony, held at the Aurora Community Center.
The following safety milestones and applicable dates were recognized during the event:
• 3 million safe work hour celebration for Aurora employees and contractors (8/30/2013).
• 4 million safe work hour celebration for Aurora employees (9/19/2013).
• Aurora employees and contractors reach one year without a lost time injury (12/10/2013).
• 4 million safe work hour celebration for Aurora employees and contractors (12/19/2013).
• Aurora employees reach two years without a lost time injury (1/23/2014).
The awards recognize specific benchmarks attained by employees and contractors as measured in millions of safe work hours.
PotashCorp-Aurora officials weighed in on the significance of the safety milestones.
“Reaching these significant safety milestones will only increase our resolve to become the safest company in the world; we owe that to our employees and their families,” said Greg Rowe, safety and health manager
“We also recently reached 5 million employee work hours without a lost-time accident. Safety is a never-ending process that must continue to be our primary focus each day. We have much to be proud of, but we can’t become complacent. We’ll continue to seek improvement in all that we do,” said Steve Beckel, general manager.
Similar awards have been achieved in past years, including five awards in 2012. Company officials attribute the attainment of safety awards in recent years to a concerted effort by PotashCorp-Aurora employees and contractors to improve overall safety at the Aurora facility by working together as a team.