“Forging a Culture of Safety Excellence” is not an easy thing to do in a high-hazard industries like foundries and forging, John P. McGillivray, manager of safety and environmental for Scot Forge Inc., explained to attendees at the 2016 Safety Leadership Conference in Pittsburgh.

In 1997, “We sent 107 people to the clinic/hospital out of a total shop population of  375 people,” he acknowledged. The company’s TIR rate was 25. The DART rate was 7.5. The company spent $1 million in workers’ compensation expenses.