1. The Safety Contest will cover the calendar year 2020.
2. All members with plants located in the state of Texas are eligible to participate. Participants will be judged as independent operating units not by company. This may be as a single plant or may be several plants using a floating truck fleet. Participants cannot use the same information to enter as a single plant and as a floating truck fleet.
3. Each participating unit must submit the total hours worked for all plant employees and the total number of accidents* for the year. Total hours worked shall include all hourly and salaried plant and office personnel at the site or on the property where the plant is located**. Using these statistics and the formula in number five, calculate your incident rate.
4. Reports are to be submitted annually on forms furnished by the Association.
5. Recognition will be based on Incident Rate as follows:
Incident Rate = MSHA Standard Number of Accidents* x 200,000 ÷ Total Work Hours
The plant having lowest Incident Rate in its group for the year will be recognized. Where more than one plant within the group has the same Incident Rate, rank will be determined according to the number of hours. No participant will be recognized with an incident ratio higher than 0.75. Any fatality is a disqualifying event.
6. Awards will be made to the unit with the lowest Incident Rate in the following groups:
Group 5A Over 200,000 work hours
Group 4A 100,000 to 200,000 work hours
Group 3A 60,000 to 99,999 work hours
Group 2A 30,000 to 60,000 work hours
Group A 0 to 30,000 work hours
7. Awards will be given to the winner and runner-up in each group. All plants with Zero Lost Time will receive a Zero Lost Time Certificate.
*Any accident as defined in Part 50 of the CFR.
**All companies shall use 50 hours per week for each salaried employee not on an hourly basis. No salaried employee shall be credited with more than 50 hours per week whether or not paid overtime.