In the last four years, Terry Nay, director of safety & operational excellence at UNS Energy Corp., has taken a three-pronged approach to worker health, emphasizing: safety-leadership training; a behavioral-based safety program within the workforce; and a safety-process auditing system.

Under Nay’s watch, the company’s lost-work-day rate fell from 3.51 to 1.56 since 2008.  

UNS holds safety-orientation meetings with all contractors and instructs them on its accident-reporting policies before they are allowed on the premises of either of the company’s two primary generation plants or more than 30 electric substations.

The risk team also holds daily departmental safety meetings with employees to discuss workplace hazards and protections against them.