Statistics tell us that when you have 10 medical incidents then you're going to have a lost-time accident. We're up to 13 or 14 medical incidents, so we're overdue for a lost-time accident, according to statistics. That's why we must be more cautious than ever before, because statistics tell us we're overdue for one.
Right now the effect would be we're in a 'sold-out' market, according to the marketing people. All the cement we could produce, right now, is going to customers. Last year, they said the same thing, but we ended up with more than we could get rid of, and we had to send some cement and clinker to our Leeds, Ala., plant, and would anticipate the same scenario for this year, if we don't sell of our cement to our local customers.
Statistics tell us that if you don't follow regulations, then you will have an accident. In order to achieve this type of record, everyone has to work together. We need to be very conscious of where we're at with this milestone. This is not something that's easily achieved. It takes a tremendous amount of effort, and a tremendous change in what you're doing (in order to make it safe).
We have a safety committee that meets at least once a month. Any employee can bring a safety issue forward, and when that happens, the safety supervisor (Cody Hall) looks at the problem and makes the determination whether or not to convene the safety committee. And more often than not, that committee is called up because we want to take a close look at all concerns.