Every day, more than 12 workers die on the job – over 4,500 a year. Every year, more than 4.1 million workers suffer a serious job-related injury or illness. When looking closer at the statistics, in 2014 companies in private industry with 11-49 employees had an average of 2.9 incidences of injury related lost work time. Companies with 50-249 employees had an average of 3.9 incidents. In companies doing business in fabricated metal product manufacturing, the average was 5.2 incidents per year.
Statistics like these illustrate how exceptional it is for the Rose Corporation to have a record of over 1460 days, or four years, without a lost work time injury or accident. OSHA does not keep statistics for the average length of time companies go without an injury, but if you do the math, it’s between 3-4 months, illustrating how our current record is so extraordinary!
Rose co-workers have all gone home from work just like we came in in the morning for over four years. This is not only a goal for ourselves and our company, it is also important to our families and friends. Thank you and congratulations to all Rose co-workers for your efforts toward working safe and coming up with ideas to make our work place safe for yourself and others.
This was a very fortunate time for the whole company as we recently celebrated with a special lunch as seen in this photo from our maintenance building. Cheers!