At Transportation Partners & Logistics, safety is the single most important aspect of our company and our culture. As proof of this, we need look no further than our site in Pueblo, Colorado. Our Pueblo yard just received an award for being injury free for 5 consecutive years.
“It’s been a group effort,” said Clint Murray, Site Manager for the Pueblo yard. “We started revamping our JSA (Job Safety Analysis) program, which is a meeting that the guys have every morning before they start work. It’s a way for everybody to get together and talk about the hazards and mitigations of everything they’re going to do on that particular day.”
The Job Safety Analysis program at TP&L (and all of our sister companies) is pivotal in making sure our employees stay safe. When they begin the day, our employees review each task and they are able to recognize, talk about, and plan for any potential hazards. The JSA has made people think about what they’re doing before, during, and after they do it. Similarly, our grassroots program allows site managers to speak with individual employees on a more personal level, to understand what the employee’s goals are, where they want to be, what they want to do, and how things are going to go.
“I’ve been in this industry a long time, and it’s an anomaly to go this long without any injuries,” Murray beamed. “Our biggest goal at the end of the day is making sure we’re keeping everybody safe and getting everybody home to their families at the end of the day, with their fingers intact. I don’t think there’s really just one specific thing that got us here; it’s the total combination of everything and everybody.”