San Lorenzo, CA, February 13, 2018 — Oro Loma’s Maintenance Department has achieved an extraordinary safety record – 20 years with no lost-time accidents in an environment where accidents are an ever-present danger.
The Sanitary Board recognized this outstanding accomplishment at its February 6, 2018 meeting.
This record was achieved through extensive training and a culture that expects adherence to safety protocols and where employees look out for each other.
Board President Shelia Young stated, “Oro Loma Sanitary District is honored to announce the incredible accomplishment of our Maintenance Department in marking its 20th year with no lost-time injuries. The culture of this organization continues to be one of ‘all for one, and one for all’ in protecting and managing its daily work to the safety of each employee. We are happy to share our pride with the customers.”
General Manager Jason Warner added, “This safety record reflects the group’s integrity, commitment to keeping one another accountable for safe work, and doing the right thing when no one is looking.”
He continued, “Each employee contributing to this milestone did thousands of small things right to achieve it. One can have sound training, the right equipment, and good policies in place, but at the end of the day, it is the worker’s decision to do the right thing. The record is even more impressive when you realize that the work involves many risks including high voltage, dangerous gases, chemicals, and systems that need to be maintained while in operation. This department deserves all the praise that the Board has bestowed upon it.”
Oro Loma Sanitary District, formed on August 7, 1911, is one of the oldest agencies in Alameda County, California. As a special district, Oro Loma provides wastewater collection and treatment, solid waste, and recycling services. The District serves several communities, including San Lorenzo, Ashland, Cherryland, and Fairview, as well as 40% of the City of San Leandro and small portions of Castro Valley and the City of Hayward. Oro Loma’s service area is located about 13 miles south of Oakland, on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay.
Jason Warner, General Manager
Oro Loma Sanitary District