Safety Always - #235

Todd Martin, Batchman

TODD’S INNOVATION ALERTS DRIVERS WHEN SOMEONE HAS CROSSED THE LINE.

Star Story Inset Photos_Todd MartinAfter a loader incident involving truck traffic in our loader work area, Todd came up with the idea to try a driveway sensor to notify the loader operator when a vehicle has entered their work area. Now, the operator is alerted in his cab whenever someone or something crosses the sensors. If the loader is doing a special project outside of its typical work area, the sensors can be moved quickly to allow the same alert notification to the operator. Todd not only put his idea into effect at our Shirley Street facility, but by sharing it and collaborating with others, we have implemented its use at all of our southwest plants.

Todd’s driveway sensor innovation allows for safer operation and back maneuvers; thus reducing risk to people and other equipment. Preferred is committed to safety; with some of our greatest solutions thought up by our employees. Isn’t that what you prefer?