Secrets to Reducing OSHA Recordable Rate

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Personal attention from the CEO and the expertise of a highly experienced advisor are the key ingredients to producing an OSHA recordable rate for accidents and illnesses that is one-fifth the national average for the steel erection industry.

Personal attention from the CEO and the expertise offered by a highly experienced advisor are two of the ingredients that have helped National Steel City LLC, a steel erector, achieve an OSHA Recordable Rate for accidents and illnesses that is one-fifth the industry average.

National Steel City, based in Plymouth, MI, with an office in Birmingham, AL, reported a rate of 1.18 to OSHA this year. The rate reflects the number of injuries or illnesses at a worksite multiplied by 200,000 then divided by the number of hours worked.

"We employ only the most qualified safety managers on our construction projects, all of whom report directly to me and I am personally involved in reviewing our daily safety reports," said Bob Dunn, CEO of National Steel City ( http://www.nationalsteelconstructors.com ).

Dunn also credits the advice provided by Jim Stanley, President of FDRsafety ( http://www.fdrsafety.com ) and the former No. 2 official at OSHA headquarters.

"Thanks to our important alliance with FDRsafety, we've not only built and perpetuated an outstanding safety track record, but instilled a culture of safety that helps us remain competitive for our customers and ahead of the curve as a company," Dunn said.

Stanley regularly consults with National Steel City on its corporate safety program and on all projects. Stanley delivers advice, counsel and training for all managers and supervisors, and has counseled senior managers, presented at company meetings and submitted safety articles for company publications.

"I believe National Steel City continues to serve as a model example of a company committed to safety excellence," Stanley said. "It's not enough to make safety a priority. Safety must become an inherent company value because priorities always change, and such a commitment always begins at the top."

About FDRsafety

FDRsafety is one of the nation’s leading consulting firms in occupational safety and health. FDRsafety serves a range of clients, from some of the largest companies in manufacturing, construction, steel, chemicals and oil and gas to small and mid-sized companies. Services include safety staffing, OSHA compliance, safety training, expert witnesses and industrial hygiene.

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