The National Safety Council recently announced that four Hammond Lumber Company stores have won the 2020 Industry Leader Award for outstanding safety. The award goes to the top 5 percent of NSC member companies, units and facilities that have qualified for the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award based on 2019 safety data. Winners are selected based on NAICS code, lowest total incident rate, and employee work hours.
The Hammond stores recognized as NSC Industry Leaders are Belgrade, Damariscotta, Farmington and Machias.
According to Hammond Safety Director Bruce Pelletier, the four stores had no lost-time accidents last year, a reflection of the company’s emphasis on safety. For more information on our commitment to safety and other earned safety awards, click here.
“We strive to have no lost time,” says Pelletier, who became Hammond’s first full-time safety director in 2005. “And by lost time, we mean not only time lost here at work, but also time lost at home with loved ones. As a third-generation family owned company, the
Hammonds understand what it’s like for other families. They want to keep everybody safe.”
Hammond Lumber’s Belgrade store won the NSC’s Million Work Hours Award after going more than a million consecutive hours between February 11, 2005 and April 19, 2008 without a job-related injury or illness that resulted in lost time. More recently Belgrade has received a second NSC Million Work Hours Award after going 2,003,623 consecutive hours between May 24, 2012 and December 31, 2018 without job related injuries or illness that resulted in lost time.
Hammond Lumber has 21 stores and more than 800 employees in southern, mid coast, western, central, downeast, eastern and northern Maine. In addition to the four NSC Industry Leaders, there are also Hammond stores in Auburn, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Belfast, Blue Hill, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Bucksport, Calais, Camden, Cherryfield, Ellsworth, Fairfield, Greenville, Portland, Rockland, and Skowhegan.