As of Feb. 1, Nickle Electrical employees had successfully worked five years without a lost-time accident.
“I’m extremely proud of our team for their dedication to creating a safe work environment,” said president/CEO Steve Dignan. “We work in a very dangerous industry so going five years accident-free is no small feat. I want to thank all employees for their commitment to Nickle’s safety culture.”
In 2014 the company implemented a Behavioral-Based Safety Program to continually build on the important foundation of safety. The program analyzes what an accident is and why it happened. Based on those evaluations, a strategy is put into place to prevent similar incidents in the future. This year, Nickle will initiate the next phase of the program called Behavioral Observation Safety System. This initiative allows every employee to observe another employee’s behavior, evaluate the safe and unsafe elements of that act, and determine what behaviors can be corrected or modified to reduce the risk of an accident.
Nickle also improved its Safety Incentive Program, which rewards field employees for avoiding lost-time accidents. An event was held on February 25 to celebrate five accident-free years.