In September of 2013 Redi Services rolled out its annual Holiday Safety Initiative (HSI). Historically, the 4th quarter of each year has been challenging, not only for Redi, but for the industry as a whole. The HSI was geared toward increasing employee and management sensitivity to safe work practices by building participation in Redi’s Behavior Based Safety Program (Job Safety Observations or JSOs). The HSI also focused on encouraging employees and managers to lead safety meetings. In order to inspire participation, the company offered two Samsung 55” Ultra High Definition TVs. To qualify for the drawing, an employee or manager had to either turn in a JSO or a Good Catch (1 entry per submission, 568 total entries) or they could conduct a safety meeting (10 entries for each safety meeting, 423 total entries).
2014 is the first year that Redi has offered so many prizes. In addition to the TV give away, the company was divided in to 3 sections: Wyoming, Colorado, & Utah/Nevada/Idaho for more prizes. Each area will had at least 3 winners. Prizes for this competition included: an ipad Mini, a Samsung Tab 4, a Samsung Chromebook, a Lenovo Laptop, a Camp Chef 3 burner stove, $250 gift cards for Walmart/Cabelas/The Home Depot, and a Redi jacket. To get be in the running for the above prizes the employees earned Golden Tickets for safe behaviors that were observed by managers/supervisor. This encouraged much more manger engagement during the 4th quarter. Below are the winners:
Item - Winners
Samsung 55" TV (curved) - Shawn Jeffers
Ipad Mini - Brady Headrick
Samsung Tab 4 - Nate Wilkinson
Samsung Chromebook - Trisha Rupp
Lenovo Laptop - Michael Ayala
Camp Chef 3 burner - Jeremy Peterson
Cabelas Gift Card - Wendy Conder
Samsung 55" TV (curved) - Wanda McDonald
Redi Jackets - Cody Espey
Walmart Gift Card - Jose Montiel
The Home Depot Gift Card - Justin Schultz
The 2014 Holiday Safety Initiative was a great success thanks to the men and women who wear Redi hard hats. At Redi we are extremely proud and appreciative of the efforts put forth by our team members throughout the entire organization. In 2012, Redi had 4 OSHA Recordable incidents during the 4thquarter. When compared to the 1 in 2013’s 4th quarter, that’s a 75% reduction. Redi worked 7% more man hours in the 4th quarter of 2013 than in 2012. This means that with increased exposure Redi still out-produced their 2012 results. We also saw more field time by managers and safety representatives, which contributed to Redi’s 2013 result.
By far the most important benefit of the 2013 HSI was the increased safety sensitivity. Redi ended 2013 as its safest year ever!