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Department of Public Improvements: Celebrating 629 Days without a Loss Time Injury


The Department of Public Works (DPI) recently celebrated 629 consecutive days without a Loss Time Injury.  ‘Loss Time Injury’ is an industry term describing a non-fatal injury that causes any loss of time from work.


This is a fortunate and significant milestone for DPI. Typically, a safer team is a happier team, according to Risk Manager Bob Stark.


The City’s Safety Program, managed by Stark, focuses on injury prevention and aims to have a wider impact in terms of general awareness and education. Some key aspects to the safety program includes monthly safety training, ‘tool box’ talks, and having members assist in accident investigations and annual safety audits. By having safety as a priority, team members understand the hazards and take precautions to prevent injury.


Each division within DPI requires specialized safety training that supervisors are required by OHSA to complete. DPI can train in-house or reach out to insurance providers and other third parties for specialized training. By utilizing the insurance providers’ Loss Prevention Specialists, the City is able to have experts assist in safety audits and safety training.


“With all of the dangerous manual tasks the team performs on a daily basis, from climbing trees to working with chain saws, it is clear that they are working safely. Not only are we thankful that our team is being safe, this achievement is a huge indicator that our Safety Training program is working and that’s a great thing.” Stark says.


From an operational standpoint, safe work environments can also help to cut costs. Workers are watching what they are doing, being safe, and as a result there are less medical costs. The positive impact is seen in a significantly reduced city insurance premium and projects are conducted more efficiently.

 

 

Join our Team! Current Job Openings

 

Mechanic 

The Mechanic is a full-time position within the Department of Public Improvements who reports directly to the Fleet Manager.  The Mechanic will repair, overhaul and maintain automotive equipment, heavy equipment and vehicles. Performing skilled repair and maintenance on a variety of gasoline-powered and diesel-powered equipment and vehicles such as fire apparatus and police vehicles, snow removal equipment, loaders, backhoes, bucket trucks, tractors, pothole patcher, crack sealer, rollers, sweepers, small engines and others. Salary: $46,946.12. Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 25, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.

 

School Crossing Guard 2014-2014 

The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for the position of School Crossing. Salary: $9.27 hourly.

 

Firefighter 2013-2014

The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for Firefighter. In order to be notified of our next testing date, please complete an online application. Salary: $33,362.04.

 

Police Officer 2014-2014 

The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for Police Officer. In order to be notified of our next testing date, please complete an online application. Salary: $35,223.00.


For a full job description and qualification requirements please visit the City's Jobs page. All applications must be completed on-line and include a cover letter and resume. The City of Covington is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

Posted on July 15, 2014.