Two Quanta operating units were recognized for achievements in corporate safety at the annual International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC-IFAD) awards breakfast July 29. Sharp’s Construction and Longfellow Drilling both received ADSC-IFAD Safety Awards, which recognize companies with proactive safety programs in place and trailing indicator statistics below the national average. Longfellow was also awarded the Dave White Memorial Award, which recognizes a company who has shown significant improvement in their safety program through a dedicated company-wide effort.
Sharp’s has been consistently recognized by ADSC-IFAD for their safety efforts, having received awards in 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. Program elements contributing to this success include extensive participation from all employee levels, and a performance based Safety Rewards Program.
This is the third ADSC-IFAD Safety Award for Longfellow, with prior awards coming in 2012 and 2014. Safety Director Jim Turner attributes their success to unfaltering commitment and support from President Bruce Strong, saying “he puts the safety of our most valued resource – our people – above all.” Additional factors include the implementation of Quanta’s “Best Practices” for fall protection in regards to drilled holes and direct embeds, along with the requirement that all leadership individuals be trained in Quanta Process Management (QPM).
Recipients of ADSC-IFAD Safety Awards are determined by both trailing and leading indicators. Section A-1 details a company’s trailing indicators (past injury and incident data), including the Total Recordable Case (TRC) rate and the Days Away and Restricted duty/job Transfer (DART) case rate. Section A-2 details a company’s leading indicators (techniques the company uses to prevent future injuries and incidents). Leading indicators tend to be – but are not limited to - required activities (inspections, training, job safety analyses, accountable activities, etc.).