The employees of The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach passed a huge milestone on Tuesday, Dec. 2 with 800 days accident free on the job. Currently The Collection employs 395 associates; however during peak months the resorts have over 500 employees combined.
By continuing to work safe and accident free, with no major injuries or time lost, the Collection will save more than 20% on its 2009 worker compensation premiums.
“This is a huge accomplishment.” Said Judy Johnson, director of human resources, “We started our safety program with a goal of one year with no lost time but lost the effort 10 days short of our goal. So we started over. We reached one year, then two years and now we are at 800 days.”
To celebrate the new record a safety luncheon was held on Tuesday for all Resort Collection employees to show appreciation for their hard work. During the luncheon employees entered a drawing to win game systems, a flat screen television, cash and days off with pay.
“Not only does hitting 800 days accident free affect our bottom line, it allows us to build awareness and morale among our employees.” Said Tom Sparks, general manager of The Resort Collection. “Especially in this climate of bad news and economic concerns, it’s important to show our staff that what they do matters and we appreciate them.”Print Story