Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 8:00 AM

A Summer of Safety for Damuth Trane

Damuth Trane announces their achievement of the “Million Work Hours Award” from the National Safety Council for reaching 1 million consecutive work hours with zero fatalities, occupational injuries, or illnesses resulting in days away from work (based on self-reported data as of July 1). This is the first time in Damuth Trane’s 50-year company history that they have earned this recognition.

The company was also recently recognized with the ABC STEP Platinum Award for the calendar year 2019. The Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Program is used as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool and is sponsored by the National Association of Builders and Contractors, Inc. Honorees are ranked in tiers based on several different factors, including safety performance, incident rates, company safety initiatives, management commitment and associate involvement.

Damuth Trane’s continued focus on safety has resulted in achieving the second highest ranking for two consecutive years now. ABC STEP Members at the Platinum level are generally 328% safer than the industry average and typically reduce their Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 70%*! All award recipients were announced in August and will be recognized at the virtual awards ceremony to be held in October.

Additionally, after beginning the Virginia Challenge program in partnership with Virginia OSHA at the end of 2019, Damuth Trane has officially completed phase 1 of 3. Virginia Challenge is a three-stage process that provides a road map for a company to become one of the safest and healthiest in the country. Companies that complete the Virginia Challenge Program will have an exemplary safety and health management system (SHMS) and will be prepared to apply for VPP STAR recognition*.

“We are proud of our associates and leaders for always putting safety on the forefront,” commented Clint Damuth, Company President; “their continued efforts to take additional precautions and educate themselves on safe practices has resulted in these great achievements for our company, and we are committed to keep it going for years to come.”


For more information on the National Safety Council, visit: www.nsc.org/

*Statistics taken from the ABC 2020 Safety Performance Report. To learn more about the STEP Program, visit www.abc.org/STEP

*For more information on the Virginia CHALLENGE, visit: https://www.doli.virginia.gov/voluntary-protection-program/challenge/

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