Long Beach Celebrates Injury-Free Milestone

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Long Beach Celebrates Injury-Free Milestone

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Endless traffic, millions of people, distracted drivers, tight roads. Let’s be real – some days the streets of Los Angeles are like one endless obstacle course. This is the environment our California drivers navigate on the daily… and for hours on end. Despite these less than ideal circumstances – and that’s putting it mildly – safety still ranks as the team’s top priority.

How do we know they’re doing something right? The Long Beach team has gone 200+ days injury-free. No easy feat, right?

Check this out and you’ll agree that it’s more than just luck on their side. Long Beach General Manager Matt N. received the 2016 Safety Cup award – which is presented to the GM whose BU has the best safety performance. Our Long Beach team was also the 2015 leader in Summer Safety. Notice a theme here? Safety is ingrained in their culture.

Here what Matt has to say about the role safety plays at the Long Beach BU:
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“Excellence is never by chance; it is the result of setting high marks, well-informed planning and skillful execution. For a BU the size of Long Beach to be 216 days (and counting) injury-free, it takes a collaborative effort from every employee in the BU to understand safety (Think. Choose. Live.) Safety messages are ingrained in our culture. We have one focus – changing behaviors.  By having every one of our employees attend our monthly safety meetings and seatbelt checks, we demonstrate our alignment and drive for safety excellence. “

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“My supervisors did a fantastic job in planning and leading this celebration. Nothing sends a bigger message than leaders who are willing to put their busy schedules aside and spend their afternoon cooking and serving their employees.”

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