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Safety - We Own It In The Colorado Commercial Construction World

At Brinkman Construction, We Own Safety. For us, safety is personal. It’s about our workers and their families and making sure everyone that steps foot on our jobsites can return home safely at the end of the day. As a 100% employee owned company, every member of our organization is empowered to own safety and make it their ultimate priority.

At Brinkman Construction, we have an award-winning zero-incident safety culture. In addition to project-specific awards such as the Eating Recovery Center Merit Award for Safety, we’ve also achieved the OSHA/AGC CHASE Blue designation, demonstrating the strength of our safety program and history.

Our safety program is extensive and reaches every area of our company through quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily touch points. Our quarterly Safest Project recognition program awards the jobsite with the highest scoring safety assessments from the previous quarter.

safety summit We are committed to training our employees through monthly safety trainings, OSHA 10-HR and 30-HR courses, First Aid/CPR Training, and a variety of task-specific training. We also train our subcontractors through our mandatory jobsite Safety Orientation Program and weekly Safety Meetings during which site and project-specific hazards are always a topic of discussion.

In addition to an ongoing focus on training, we’ve also implemented the practice of completing Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs) for every task performed on our jobsites. These JHAs trigger employees and subcontractors to put precautions in place to prevent safety incidents. Beyond our proactive tactics, we also inspect our jobsites regularly throughout each day and take disciplinary action for unsafe practices.

The high quality of our safety program has led to Brinkman Construction’s low EMR, DART and RIR and elicits confidence with our trade partners and clients, but beyond the procedures that are in place, our people truly care about the well-being of the men and women on our jobsites. They’re passionate about making sure they have a safe working environment. They’re driven to build safely.

2019 AGC safety awards

AGC of Colorado Honors Members’ Commitments to Workplace Safety

The Associated General Contractors of Colorado (AGC/C) honored its members’ commitments to workplace safety and environmental excellence at the 32nd annual Safety & Environmental Awards last month at The Westin Westminster. In correlation with the national construction Safety Week that takes place each May, this event attracted more than 330 construction industry professionals and guests to recognize winners in three different categories of awards that were presented to local general contractors and specialty contractors.

“Our members understand the importance of a strong commitment to safety culture and environmental awareness in construction, where job-sites are constantly evolving, and new hazards emerge almost daily,” commented Michael Gifford, president and CEO of AGC/C. “Although we formally recognize their efforts only once a year, we honor their daily dedication to send each employee home safe every day.”

Brad Gassman, AGC/C’s Safety and Environmental director, presented the awards and introduced representatives from the various programs to provide the latest safety and environmental updates to attendees. The first award category recognized firms in the Colorado Stormwater Excellence Program (CSEP), which is the first regulatory agency-recognized, self-policing stormwater compliance management program in the nation. Companies are ranked as either Participating or Qualified, based on performance data. AGC/C’s latest Participating companies moved to Qualified status in February 2019. Adolfson & Peterson Construction, The Beck Group, Brinkman Construction, Fiore and Sons, Inc., Fransen Pittman General Contractors, GH Phipps Construction Companies, Golden Triangle Construction, Inc., Haselden Construction, LLC, Hyder Construction, Inc, Milender White Construction Co.., PCL Construction, Swinerton Builders, and Waner Construction Co, Inc. were all honored as Qualified Companies. Maura McGovern, Unit Manager of the Clean Water Compliance Unit of the Water Quality Control Division, was present to provide CSEP updates.

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