Penn Terminals’ goal is zero fatalities and zero incidents. Our commitment is to ensure ‘no harm to people’ and that applies not only to our employees, customers, contractors and sub-contractors, but extends to third party visitors as well. Each day more than 400 truck drivers enter Penn Terminals, and we need to ensure they too conduct themselves in a safe manner. Our responsibility is to ensure a safe work environment; we believe that everyone should be able to return home safely at the end of their work day.
We have continued to be an industry leader in safety performance in 2017 in terms of injury reduction, and our Lost-Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) Rate is currently .8. During 2017 we have shifted the focus from LTA monitoring to also looking at leading key performance indicators.
Although the number of accidents at Penn Terminals continues a downward trend, fatalities remain an issue of concern in our industry. Any fatality is unacceptable and Penn Terminals has made a strong commitment to constantly improve safety performance in every department. This commitment entails aggressive safety activism, increased site visits, third party safety audits and a new approach to communication, among other initiatives. Resulting safety reviews and updates, including analysis of near-miss cases, injury incidents and best practices are shared throughout the facility. One of the challenges Penn Terminals is confronting is to become better at communicating safety issues and Best Practices to all personnel across our operational portfolio. Penn Terminals has a joint Blue/White collar safety committee which meets on a bi monthly basis to discuss all matters pertaining to safety. The committee recently adopted the slogan, “Work Smarter not Harder” to encourage our stakeholders to think about safety when completing their tasks at Penn Terminals.
PTI reached a record of 1,132 consecutive days without a LTA in 2015. Since then, we have continued to be an industry leader in safety performance.