On Monday, August 2, 2021, RoyOMartin’s land and timber operations reached a significant safety milestone: 14 years without an OSHA-recordable injury. Given the statistics surrounding logging and forestry injuries, and the vast amount of company-owned timberland managed by RoyOMartin foresters—approximately 550,000 acres—this accomplishment is especially noteworthy.
In a message to the entire organization, RoyOMartin Vice President of Land and Timber Cade Young stated, “I never ceased to be amazed by the personal commitment to safety that each of the department’s team members exhibits every day. If you look at the number of hours spent in the woods, or the number of miles driven in a year’s time by this group, you begin to really appreciate what a statistical marvel this accomplishment really is. Each team member is a safety leader and actively participates in improving the safety culture of the department.”
The land and timber division’s achievement follows RoyOMartin’s perseverance of its “IBiZ” (I Believe in Zero) safety program, which focuses on personal responsibility.
President and COO E. Scott Poole added, “Our land and timber team are the example of what we can all achieve with a sustaining, dedicated focus on safety. Their practice of being each other’s ‘brother’s keeper’ is demonstrated in their team spirit, work ethic, and accountability to one another. This culture is renewed on a daily basis and emphasizes how important safety is in our daily lives – both at work and at home. I couldn’t be prouder of the team’s continued safety milestones and contributions to our company. Here’s to the next 14 years injury free!”