Solomon, Continually Raising The Bar On Safety
May 31, 2015
Safety is the cornerstone of everything Solomon does. As an eight-year member of the National Safety Council, Solomon is continually on the lookout for ways to renew its commitment to safety for our workers and our customers. This commitment shows through national recognition from the National Safety Council’s Million Work Hours Award and continuing efforts to enhance safety standards through the efforts of our employees and physical workplace improvements.
PAYING IT FORWARD THROUGH TEAMWORK
In an effort to make safety a priority for all, Solomon Corporation believes it’s critical to support the people doing the work. This is why Solomon is proud to sponsor one of the four lineman scholarships for the 32nd annual International Lineman’s Rodeo. The lineman scholarship assists students entering into electrical lineman training school.
This year’s October event will include a rodeo, safety and training conference, and an awards banquet. Held in Bonner Springs, Kansas, at the National Agriculture Center & Hall of Fame, the rodeo recognizes the importance of line work and the safety, education, and skill of electric linemen. Each rodeo team will consist of three participants – two linemen (a qualified Journeymen) and one ground man (a non-climbing participant). Teams for the contest include Investor-Owned Utilities; EMC, REA and REC; Municipals; Contractors; Seniors; and active duty, guard or reserves Military personnel. Entry into the competition is open to practicing, working linemen.
Score One for Safety
Team events at the Lineman’s rodeo include the Hurt Man Rescue (simulated hot on a 40 foot pole), 40 foot Pole Climb, and Two Mystery events. Apprentices will also complete a 50-question written test. Each rodeo team will be judged on equipment handing, neatness and ability, safety, work practices, and timely completion of each event.
Wednesday, October 14 – International Lineman’s Rodeo Safety and Training Conference
Thursday, October 15 – International Lineman’s Rodeo Safety and Training Conference and Expo
Friday, October 16 – Expo, Contestant Registration, Barbecue and Trade Night
Saturday, October 17 – Apprentice Testing, Rodeo Competition, Awards Banquet
At Solomon, we are proud to be a part of events such as the Lineman’s Rodeo that support the individuals and customers who continually raise the standards for workplace safety.
Solomon Company-Wide Safety Efforts
- Cradle-to-Grave record keeping services for all equipment maintained, disposed, recycled, or decommissioned by Solomon
- Environmental Service offerings for PCB and Non-PCB contaminants (testing, transportation, pumping and disposal)
- Above-average OSHA ratings for workplace safety
- Safe operation of 1,196,035 employee hours