Bruce & Merrilees Reach 2 Million Hours Without Injury

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Bruce & Merrilees Electric Co. reports it hit the safety milestone of two million hours on the job without a single lost time incident, defined by OSHA as an injury or incident that causes an employee to miss one or more working days.

Bruce & Merrilees is an electrical construction and services firm.

“Reaching two million incident free hours is not luck,” said Jared Leute, safety director at Bruce & Merrilees, in a news release. “We a have zero incident philosophy. It takes the combined efforts of every team member to make sure that each working day is a safe one.”

Bruce & Merrilees employs more than 300. Its staff receive regular safety training throughout the year, the company says, and employees are encouraged to report “near miss” situations to improve communications between teams and prevent further incidents, says Leute.

“Safety is our very first core value. The first measure of any successful day or successful project is whether it was safe,” says the company’s president and CEO, Jay Bruce.

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