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Recordable Injury Essay

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Associates at The Nature Bounty Co.’s distribution center in Hazleton, PA, celebrated a significant milestone in their commitment to safety—365 days without an OSHA ‘recordable injury.’

What’s a recordable injury? The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) has several criteria for a work-related injury or illness to be considered recordable, including medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work, restricted work, or transfer to another job.

The Hazleton team proudly celebrated their one-year safety mark with a great meal and wore T-shirts printed with a bold phrase of accomplishment and encouragement: “Conceive it. Believe it. Achieve it.” Safety is a value and a choice, as demonstrated
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Hazleton Associates aren’t alone in their commitment to safety. Across the company’s manufacturing plants, warehouses, distribution centers and offices, Associates’ constant awareness of their work surroundings and dedication to everyone’s well-being are critical to operating a world-class safety environment.

“As we developed our core safe work principles, ‘zero harm’ became our goal,” said Steve Thomas, Senior Director of Environment, Health, and Safety. “Our belief is that all injuries are preventable. Our commitment is for everyone to return home from work in the same physical condition they arrived earlier that day.”

Hazleton is one many safety success stories. Across the Supply Chain network, the Environment, Health and Safety Management System and focus on leading indicators—proactive initiatives to prevent adverse events before they happen—have had positive results. The following sites presently have extended periods without a recordable
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