August Crew Safety Suggestion Winners

Carroll Smith’s pipe crew won the safety suggestion contest for August 2016. The suggestion topic was “What else can we do to reduce slip/trip/fall injuries?”, which is our most common source of injury. They suggested employees use a shovel or digging bar as a walking stick when walking in very muddy conditions, and suggested that an employee on the ground shovel mud and dirt off of the steps of heavy equipment before the operator attempts to climb down from the cab in order to avoid a slip/fall injury to the operator. The crew received a catered lunch from Barn Door BBQ. Those participating in the lunch were Carroll Smith, Diane Moreland, Gary Athey, Jamie Eaton, Chad Jenkins, Nat Downing, Laura Cooper and Ken Pracht.