The safety of our workers, clients, partners, and the public is our first priority on every jobsite. Our outstanding safety record and reputation for safe jobsites is a result of our robust Safety Program. The Safety Program encompasses training, implementation, enforcement, and documentation.
We continuously train our employees through monthly safety meetings, OSHA 10-HR and 30-HR courses, First Aid/CPR Training, and a variety of task-specific training. We also require all Subcontractors to go through our mandatory Jobsite Safety Orientation Program and be present for weekly safety meetings.
We require the completion of a job hazard analysis (JHA) for every task that is performed on our jobsites. The JHA ensures the necessary precautions are in place to prevent accidents before they occur. We take the same ownership approach to safety as we do to all other aspects of our business. All staff from all levels of the organization – from Superintendents to Accountants – are held accountable for upholding the safety of our jobsites. Whether it’s a quick visit to site or a full-time placement, all staff are trained to recognize and address any potential safety hazards.
As the Controlling Contractor on our jobsites, we have a responsibility to inspect work activities for safety compliance and require that our Health and Safety Plan and OSHA Standards are followed. Superintendents and other project staff inspect each project regularly throughout each day and fill out a Daily Safety Inspection Form. We require daily inspections by the onsite Competent Person for scaffold, excavations, trenches, and equipment.
During these inspections, deficiencies are noted and then followed-up on until corrected. We demand safe work practices on our jobsites and use our disciplinary policy of verbal warnings, written warnings, and removing people from jobsites as necessary to ensure standards are followed.
We keep a detailed record of project-specific safety activities. Our Safety Manager also maintains a record of ongoing safety training and other safety items that are not project specific.
We have a zero-incident culture. Even more than the procedures that are in place, our people truly care about the well-being of the men and women on our jobsites and are passionate about making sure they have a safe working environment.