safety cannot be compromised
Park Construction has demonstrated a resiliency that safety cannot be compromised to achieve any other business objective. With that, we have been able to sustain tremendous growth and achieve a successful integration of safety and production. The company continues to see significant decreases in injuries, represented by the Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of .64 in 2016. A decrease of 60 percent from the previous year and a decrease of 85 percent since 2013.
Park Construction has also experienced year over year decreases in the Days Away, Restricted and Transferred (DART) workday cases, with a reduction to 0 in 2016. We immediately utilize the information derived from each incident to identify areas of improvement to reduce the likelihood of a similar incident taking place and identify gaps in the management system. This sharing of information promotes continuous improvement in both safety and production and fosters a culture of accountability and engagement from all levels of the organization.
In addition to this best practice of shared learnings, another method Park Construction uses to continuously improve and prevent incidents is the implementation and tracking of leading indicators. A safety and health leading indicator is measurable activity or observation that can be used proactively to improve safety and health performance. We are also able to identify system defects before they occur that can lead to injuries, property damage, as well as perceptions that can erode the safety culture.