P1 Group Safety: 2014 Year in Review


LENEXA, Kan. – P1 Group’s hard work and dedication paid off in 2014 with not one, but two astounding milestones being achieved. For the first time ever, P1 logged over 2 million man hours in a single year – 2,046,687 to be exact. P1 also worked the entire year without a lost time accident, further proving why it has earned the reputation as one of the safest contractors in America.

A great measure of a company’s commitment to safety is their incidence rate, which is calculated by taking the number of recordable injuries times 200,000, then dividing by employee hours worked in a given year. According to OSHA’s 2013 statistics, the average electrical contractor had an incidence rate of 3.4, and the average plumbing, heating and air-conditioning contractor had a rate of 4.9. In stark contrast, P1 had an all-time record low score this year, coming in at just 1.66.

“These feats could not have been accomplished without the help of everyone,” P1 Group Vice President of Safety Don Campbell stated. “They were the result of the whole team, from managers to craftsmen, understanding and participating in creating a culture that values a safe working environment.”

P1 Group leaders have made their “Safety First, Quality Always” business principle a priority, which is why P1 has been so successful in building a safety conscious culture. Every six months an associate works accident free, they are rewarded with a prize. This year’s gifts were P1 Group jackets and hoodies. These incentives are a few of the many ways that P1 continues to invest in its safety program.

“Safety is always on our minds. It comes with our culture.” Campbell said.

This year’s unprecedented safety benchmarks have not gone unnoticed, and P1 Group is proud to announce that it has been awarded a prestigious national accolade – The Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) National Safety Excellence Award. P1 competed against many other mechanical contractors with more than one million man hours worked and was chosen as the top contractor in the United States. This award is given to recognize and honor the companies who excel at safety performance.

Congratulations to all the P1 Group associates whose devotion to a safety-first culture has resulted in the achievement of two major milestones, and an overall outstanding year. Keep up the great work!