Solomon Corporation: Safety Is Our First Priority | Solomon Corporation
February 5, 2015
At Solomon Corporation, we take safety seriously. Working around electricity, or oil-filled transformers can be a dangerous job. That’s why we prioritize the safety and health of our workers, our products, and our clients.
Solomon Corporation’s safety, health, and environmental standards are consistently above industry standards, but we are always searching for new ways to improve. As a result of our ongoing emphasis on safety, we’ve achieved a 2.72 OSHA record in 2014 which ranks with the best in the industry which averages a 5.4. The lower the rating, the better the workplace. A benchmark required by many large utility companies before doing business with a vendor is a score at 4.0 or below, so we’re pleased that we meet the requirements of many of the most stringent of our customers.
Founded in 1970 with the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, OSHA is the primary agency responsible for safeguarding the health and safety of workers in fields all over the country. Every employer is familiar with OSHA and their guidelines, and just about every employee has probably at least heard the name, or seen OSHA literature posted in their break rooms or other locations in their workplace. OSHA does more than just field complaints, though. OSHA issues scores and studies to help ensure worker safety on every level, from the boardroom to the shop floor and beyond.
At Solomon Corp, we’ve worked with OSHA guidelines, as well as other environmental and regulatory agencies, to ensure that our safety standards are the best that they can be, decreasing our score over the years. But we’re not resting on our laurels. Dropping our OSHA recordable score to 2.72 is just part of a larger company-wide emphasis that will improve safety, decrease accidents, and boost efficiency. An excellent safety record is indicative of an organization the also provides high quality products and environmental integrity. Our laboratory in Georgetown, Texas recently completed a year-long project to acquire accreditation form the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP), as part of our ongoing efforts to improve safety, health, and environmental standards.
We’ve been in business for over 40 years, and we’ve seen industry standards change, and seen a lot of innovations in technology and service. We know that it’s important to do morethan just meet the minimum requirements.