A four-year safety record

To the Editor:

On Nov. 23, the 3M Fairmont site reached the safety milestone of working 1 million hours without a lost time incident, an achievement nearly four years in the making. This is the first time in its history that the Fairmont site has reached this accomplishment.

This achievement is the result of the behavior and attitude of each and every employee on site and their commitment to safe working. On an ongoing basis, we stress that we want every employee to come to work and go home healthy every day.

There are a variety of factors, processes and systems that have helped us to be safe every day. But the people of the Fairmont plant are the key as they remain alert, aware, committed and involved in safety, both at work and at home.

As we reflect on this milestone, we will not relax, but will pursue ways to improve our safety practices as we begin our journey toward 2 million hours without a time lost incident.

Congratulations to every 3M Fairmont employee for your engagement in this accomplishment.

Peter Sommerville

3M plant manager