Vail Valley: Gallegos corporation improves safety in 2008
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado –The Vail Valley-based Gallegos Corporation reported an 11 percent decrease in all accidents in 2008. Company officials say that translates to less time missed due to injuries and, ultimately, a more productive workforce.
“It’s a real testament to the employees who are taking the time to pay attention to safety hazards, and avoiding injuries. Mike Haller, our safety director, has implemented programs over the years that motivate everyone to be safe,” said chief operating officer Gary Woodworth. “We have close to 500 employees, so to have so few incidents is a real credit to them.”
The company’s concrete division was commended by the American Society of Concrete Contractors for its commitment to safety.
This is the fourth year The Gallegos Corporation has been recognized for its safety record. The company is now working toward 1 million man hours without any time lost to injury.