Blaine Larson, Director of Operations
Hello Turner Mining Group,
I wanted to take few minutes to talk about safety and equipment damage. As we continue to grow as a team, we are bringing in some great new people. People we know, people we don’t know. We all have the opportunity to act as team leaders and spend time with our people in the field.
We need to work directly with one another to make the right decisions and lead a couple steps ahead. When we do this, we give each other complete confidence that we’re equipped to make those right decisions.
Our teams are made up of the best asset Turner Mining Group has — people. We look after our assets, let them know the dos and don’ts, and guide them every day to do it the safe way to build the Turner Mining Group safety culture the best it can be. Safety First.
Next, I want to talk about equipment damage. Same new people, ole buds, whoever it may be on your crews. We need to guide them and teach them the dos and don’ts to ensure we are doing our very best to keep equipment damage down as a company. All of our teams work very hard to meet and beat production. Equipment damage is very very costly to fix! The money to fix equipment damage comes off the top of each job’s profit that you have worked so hard to sustain. Thanks to all for your efforts.
I challenge all of us to do the best we can do to:
Work every day thinking about safe production.
As team leaders, question if there is a safer way to ensure our people can help make our jobs safer, or as safe as they can be.
Ensure our people feel comfortable to bring an unsafe situation to light.
Help crews mitigate equipment damage by guiding them to make the right move and bring situations forward to experienced team leaders when questions come up.
As Director of Operations, I want all of you to be successful in all of your projects. I challenge all of us to take a look at all we are doing to ensure our people get home safe and get better at minimizing equipment damage.
Keep up the great work all of you! We just need to step it up another notch as we always have room for improvement. If anyone needs help with any situation, please reach out me. I will help or find someone to help with whatever the situation is.
Thanks again for all you do it is very much appreciated.
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