Injuries to city of Tulsa workers reach a six year low, and officials believe a new Safety First Program is mostly responsible. Since implementation of the safety transformation project, the city overall has reduced the number of serious work-related injuries by 22%. Water and Sewer Director Clayton Edwards says the numbers are even better in his department, worker injuries dropped by 36%.
Before putting the program in place, Tulsa’s reportable work-related injuries were far above comparable cities. The mayor says we’re now in the ballpark with those other municipalities. Workers’ compensation payments have been costing the city around $9-million a year.