Winnipeg, MB, November 28, 2023 — Ag Growth International (“AGI”) announced that its Joplin, Missouri manufacturing facility has achieved a significant safety milestone with an impressive three years of no lost time incidents.
A lost time incident (LTI) refers to a non-fatal injury that results in disability or an employee missing work due to an injury. An LTI measurement is a baseline representation of a company’s safety performance and the effects of those injuries on workforce productivity.
“We are delighted to celebrate this 3-year accomplishment with employees at the Joplin, MO facility. The milestone exemplifies AGI’s worldwide commitment to workplace safety,” says Paul Householder, AGI President & CEO. “AGI is on a relentless quest to zero incidents. The goal is that every employee – regardless of where they work or the type of environment they work in – return home safely at the end of each day.”
With safety as a companywide core priority, AGI has implemented a comprehensive Safety Management System (ASMS), that proactively monitors and guides performance at the facility level. Safety is continuously assessed based on leading and lagging indicators, allowing each facility to work towards improving their goals and ensuring standards are met or exceeded.
“I am proud of the Joplin team’s three-year no lost-time record. AGI’s safety culture is driven from the top down starting with our CEO. Once you pass that responsibility to your people, it becomes everyone’s job to make each other safe daily. A new employee is as much responsible for safety and preventing an incident as the plant manager,” says Craig Sanders, AGI Joplin Plant Manager.