TxDOT San Saba Maintenance Section representing 125 years of Safety: Front Row: (L to R) James Wilson-29 yrs, Jana Osborn-Office Mgr.(7yrs-Safe Operator), Eddie Jones-23 yrs. Back Row: (L to R) Tommy Singleton-18 yrs, Mike Eden-4 yrs, David Stewart-3 yrs, Scott Sanderson-1 yr, Gonzalo Flores-7 yrs, Ray Hall-26 yrs, Mike Poe-14 yrs.
The Brownwood district has reached a milestone in the 91-year historyof the Texas Department of Transportation. Fiscal year 2008 marked the fourth time the district has logged a “No Lost Time Accident” year.
The Brownwood district has received many accolades because of their safety record but the most important component of the program is the employees who have made it successful. District Engineer, Lynn Passmore explains, “The achievement of this district is unmatched in TxDOT history. A year without a lost time accident means that every employee went home safe at the end of the day. This is the kind of record all TxDOT districts strive for and the Brownwood employees have accomplished it four different times.”
1996 was the first year Brownwood logged a no lost time accident record, followed by back to back years in 2005 and 2006 and now 2008.
The success of the program is a direct result of employees making safety the first priority of their jobs, a safety officer who is proactive in keeping the district informed about the best safety practices and strong support from management.
The Brownwood district consists of Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Lampasas, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba and Stephens Counties with responsibility for 5,823 lane miles including 40 miles of I-20.