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Nickle Electrical employees clock 1 million safe hours

Company records three years without lost-time accident
Apr 17, 2013

Nickle Electrical reached a remarkable milestone in company history March 13. Through continuing education classes and perpetual execution of safety procedures, Nickle employees have worked 1 million man-hours without a lost-time accident. It is an achievement reached thanks to the company’s dedicated personnel who work hard to keep themselves and others out of danger.

“One million hours proves that we can get the job done safely and on time,” said Nickle Safety Director Mike Anderson, CHST. “At the end of the day, it’s about sending our employees home safely while keeping the company profitable.”

Within the past three years, Nickle’s experience modification rate has been cut nearly in half to .693, lower than industry average. A company’s EMR is a comparison between payroll dollars and the value of any workers’ compensation claims - the lower the EMR, the better.

To continue successfully avoiding injuries such as shocks, burns and falls, a Safety Plan for 2013 has been put into place. Strategies for this year’s plan include distributing a follow-up safety perception survey to all employees for feedback, written safety audits to be conducted by the Safety Department on a weekly basis, and implementing a company-wide Stretch and Flex program to reduce injuries on and off the job, lower medical costs and enhance production.

“I am extremely proud of every employee’s commitment to safety and their devotion to looking out for the well-being of their coworkers,” said CEO/President Steve Dignan. “They should be proud of themselves; after all, they are the individuals that collectively worked the million hours.”

Nickle Electrical Companies was founded in 1987 by the late Paul Allen Nickle as Paul A. Nickle Inc. Electrical Contractors. Current owners Steve and Debbie Dignan acquired the company in 1991, and in 2008 the name was changed to Nickle Electrical Companies to better represent the company as a whole.  Its commitment to these values has been integral to the successful procurement of more than 20 ABC Excellence in Construction awards.

 

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