Break out the barbecue, it's time to celebrate!
Two Symbia Logistics teams — Pompano and Pompano TPM — are celebrating a big accomplishment this month: 1,000 days without a recordable injury!
The teams, decked out in their safety yellow T-shirts, were treated to a party complete with tasty barbecue and cake (it’s not a party without cake!) to commemorate the occasion and thank them for their attention to safety.
“Here at Symbia Logistics, the safety of our employees is our No. 1 priority. Making it 1,000 days without a recordable injury is a huge achievement and something the Pompano and Pompano TPM employees ought to be extremely proud of,” said Robert Raines, Director of Operations. “It’s also a testament to the fantastic teamwork, dedication and attention to detail this group of men and women display day in and day out.”
Unfortunately, in the greater logistics industry, injuries can be quite common and are on the rise:
- In 2016, there were 5 injuries per 100 full-time workers in the warehousing and storage sector.
- There were a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016, a 7-percent increase from 2015.
- 2016 was the third consecutive year the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported an increase in annual workplace fatalities.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Thanks to strict safety protocols, Symbia Logistics consistently ranks well below the national average when it comes to workplace injuries.