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Optimation Surpasses Two Years Without a Lost Time Incident

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by Jennifer Palumbo

Jennifer Palumbo is Public Relations Manager at Optimation.  Her primary responsibilities include corporate communications, media relations, website content development and maintenance, marketing collateral, writing articles and project profiles, and sales support.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., August 18, 2017 - Optimation announced today that it has surpassed two years without a lost time incident. The company’s previous record was 673 days and includes all employees’ labor hours.

A lost time incident is an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recordable incident in which an employee is unable to return to work following an accident while on the job. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics runs reports on safety statistics every two years and documents a report on national injury rates. The following statistics show the impact of a safety milestone such as two years without a lost time incident for the industry:

High Risk Industry

  • Out of 4,379 worker fatalities in 2015, 21% - or one in five - were in the construction industry.
  • Since 2011, Rates of injury remain highest among mid-sized private establishments. These establishments typically employ 50-249 workers.

Injury Free and Productive

  • Of those who were non-fatally injured on the job in 2015, half required time off from work to recover from those injuries.
  • Higher rates of injury equate to a less productive workforce, decrease in revenue generation, increased worker’s comp payouts and higher insurance premiums.

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics - EMPLOYER-REPORTED WORKPLACE INJURIES AND ILLNESSES – 2015

“Our tradesmen and engineers work not only at our own fabrication shop, but also in factories and manufacturing facilities of dozens of our clients.  They encounter new challenges and new risks on a daily basis.  Our employees continue to be trained for and plan for ways to work safely in each of these environments,” said Bill Pollock, Optimation president and CEO.  “To reach two years without incident is an amazing accomplishment and one worthy of celebration.  It reflects not only in the safety of our work, but also the quality of the results it brings to our clients.”

About Optimation: Optimation Technology, Inc., a global design, engineering and fabrication company, provides solutions in industrial and manufacturing applications from concept to completion.  Optimation is headquartered in Rush, NY, with development and fabrication facilities in Rochester, NY and other engineering locations in the northeast and southwest.

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