Statistics presented for 2009 and 2010 show significant progress has been made in the El Dorado Irrigation District’s safety program, the board learned Feb. 28.
The district has not experienced a lost-time injury since Dec. 15, 2009 — a total of 440 days.
Injuries requiring medical attention are down 35 percent from 2009. Workers compensation premiums are at a 10-year low, resulting in a savings of approximately $1.5 million since 2003, according to Vicki Hoffman, EID’s human resources director.
“These statistics are positive indicators of the success of the district’s ongoing training and safety efforts, which contribute to the containment of operating costs and workers’ compensation premium and translates into savings for ratepayers,” said EID General Manager Jim Abercrombie. “I’d like to congratulate all district employees who continue to be vigilant and work with a strong focus on safety.”
EID Board President Harry Norris agreed, saying, “This is a tremendous accomplishment for both management and staff alike and I believe they both deserve ample recognition for their achievements in this area.”