The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) awarded KC Harvey the Workplace Safety Merit Award in Bismarck, North Dakota. Tim Schaefer, our Bakken Regional Operations Manager, humbly accepted this award on behalf of the company. KC Harvey is a proud member and approved contractor of the NDSC, which is a state-wide private non-profit organization with a mission to improve workplace safety.
The NDSC’s awards program is designed to promote incident prevention by honoring companies with outstanding safety programs, employees with superior safety records, and North Dakota citizens who have gone above and beyond to improve the safety and health environments in their communities. The NDSC recognized 86 companies and individuals who displayed exemplary safety performance throughout 2017 during their Safety & Health Awards Ceremony held April 11th in Bismarck.
KC Harvey earned our award by demonstrating our excellent field safety record, including an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 0.88. The EMR is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. The lower your EMR is, the lower your company’s risk is perceived by insurance companies and clients. An EMR of 1.0 is considered the industry average, and so KC Harvey’s EMR of 0.88 is better than the average.
“There was a 40% decrease in workplace fatalities in North Dakota from 2015 to 2016,” said Chuck Clairmont, NDSC Executive Director, at the Awards Ceremony. “The goal of our awards program is to give recognition to those who play a significant role in keeping North Dakota workers safe. As a statewide non-profit, our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. These award winners share our dedication and passion to this mission, and we want to give them the recognition they deserve.”
Safety always has been and always will be KC Harvey’s number one value. Congratulations to our Bakken team for achieving this honor and shedding well-deserved light on our company’s excellent safety record and culture.