Each day, Regula – an Environmental, Health and Safety Manager at our corporate office – and his colleagues walk locations and review reports for leading indicators to predict what will happen and put measures in place to avoid them from happening. This method of behavior-based safety focuses on what we are doing while working and guiding the correct behavior through positive reinforcement.
During our last fiscal year, American Woodmark had a 1.23 incident rate while working over 20 million hours! An incident rate is defined by how many recordable injuries occur per 200,000 hours worked. To put this accomplishment into perspective the industry average was 3.7 and the KCMA average for cabinet manufactures was 5.3. This world-class rating was made possible because of our team’s belief in our core values and our unwavering commitment to continuous improvement.