At Luminant, safety is always our top priority and zero injuries is always the goal. We live by a commitment to Safety Zero, which means zero incidents, accidents, injuries, near misses and zero acceptance for unsafe acts and behaviors.
Achieving zero doesn’t just happen. It requires a collective commitment of every employee, according to Cliff Watson, Luminant vice president of power services.
“Safety Zero is not just a catchy campaign slogan. It is our culture, our commitment and our number one priority at Luminant – above everything else,” Watson said. “Over time, our employees have embraced the Safety Zero culture and are achieving top safety performance by using human performance improvement tools and performing their jobs as true professionals – the Luminant Way.”
Thanks to their steadfast commitment to zero, Luminant employees across the company recently achieved numerous significant safety milestones:
- Oak Grove Power Plant employees reached two years with no OSHA recordables (May 2016)
- Big Brown Power Plant employees marked four years with no OSHA recordables (May 2016)
- Luminant achieved the lowest injury rate in the nation among the largest mining companies according to a review of the 2015 MSHA Recordable Injury Rates
As a company, Luminant also marked its safest year in history in 2015, due in large part to the safety record of the mining team.
“This level of safety excellence is a testament to our employees’ sustained commitment to achieve Safety Zero,” said Michael Barley, Luminant safety manager. “While June is celebrated as National Safety Month, we live each day with safety top of mind. We’re continuously striving for zero and we look for opportunities for further strengthen our safety culture.”
Spotlighting Safety: For Luminant’s mining team, safety is about learning and improving every day. Watch a recent Eye on Luminant video to find out how their processes have evolved over the years to help them achieve top safety performance.