PennDOT District 3's Sullivan County Maintenance Organization reached significant safety milestone on May 28, 2021. The county maintenance organization reached 4,000 days (11 years) without a disabling employee injury. This currently is the longest active streak of its kind in the department. A disabling injury is any injury that results in an employee missing one or more days of work.
"This safety milestone shows the dedication Sullivan County employees have to safety 24/7 culture in the workplace," said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian, P.E., "Their focus to adhering to safety standards is commendable, as our employees are the department's greatest resource."
"Over the last ten years, Sullivan County employees have continued to impress me with their focus on safety standards," said Sandra Tosca, District Executive for the department's Montoursville-based District 3-0 region. "They realize that workplace injuries not only impact themselves, but everyone around them, including their families and co-workers."
County employees perform a wide range of road and bridge maintenance activities throughout the year. All work is done with a strict adherence to the concepts of safety.
"I'm extremely proud to be part of a team of men and women who embrace the department's philosophy of safety, 24/7," said Sullivan County Maintenance Manager Kenneth Pochatko. "This county makes accountability and responsibility for employees a priority."