At the end of April 2018, the DYWIDAG-Systems International USA Inc, OPS site in Bolingbrook, IL, USA celebrated two safety milestones:
Reaching 1,000 days without a lost time injury and 365 days without a recordable injury. A celebratory lunch was held in recognition of all the work done by the plant workers to improve their safety performance and record.
Several years ago, DYWIDAG-Systems International USA set out on a major effort to improve the safety record of every site with a goal for every plant to achieve one year without a recordable injury. Bolingbrook, IL is the latest North America OPS site to reach this milestone, with two other sites already having achieved it in the past year.
Oliver Maeske stated: "This is fantastic! I would like to congratulate our complete team on the efforts they made to have this number in place. Nothing is more important than safety! We will never compromise on safety, and we will continue to search for “good catches”, as this will help us to keep our sites free of risks. In addition to this effect, we know that the OPS sites with good safety figures achieve better results than others, as processes are better aligned and more robust".