ARDMORE, Okla. — Between October 2016 and December 2018, Noble Research Institute went more than 1.7 million hours with no loss-time injuries (wherein employees are away from work due to injury).
Employers who reach 1 million or more hours of no loss-time injuries are recognized by the National Safety Council. To reach 1 million hours in an organization with 350 employees takes several years of consistent management.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration defines a safety culture as an environment in which employees have not only a right to a safe and healthful workplace but a responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others.
Noble has done the following to help integrate safety into its employee culture:
- Provided training and education
- Developed hazard recognition and reporting processes
- Effectively implemented its safety policy and procedures
- Gained employee commitment and integrity in achieving the goal
This milestone bested the previous organizational record of 1.2 million hours set from 2013 to 2016.
Betsey Kulakowski, Oklahoma Safety Council executive director (left) stands with James Rutledge, Noble safety manager (middle) and Steve Rhines, Noble president and CEO (right).
Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.
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