Our commitment to safety is at the very core of how we work. We believe that no job is so important that we cannot take the time to perform it safely. And safety is more than a catch phrase – it’s a Core Value. It’s a part of every project from the time we start a RFQ review, through estimating and bidding, pre-project planning, execution and closeout.
Safety is something we think about every day. Every meeting with more than three people in it starts with a safety moment. We discuss things like fall prevention to proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), we cover safety from top to bottom with every employee.
We utilize Human Performance Improvement (HPI) – As people, we make mistakes. HPI recognizes this and provides 8 tools for every worker to use to enhance our safety environment. This program helps prevent mistakes, encourages people to think before making mistakes and lessens the impact of mistakes when they do happen.
We believe in the importance of having a safe culture at all levels of our organization — from the executive leadership to the skilled worker on the shop floor. In fact, every employee, whether craft worker or accountant, has a minimum OSHA 10. Project managers, supervisors and management team members must complete at least a 30-hour OSHA training class.
All of our safety professionals have an OSHA 510 course certificate, OSHA 500 Outreach Trainer certification or a 4-year degree in Occupational Safety and Health. We rarely use third-party representatives for safety management, enhancing consistency and accountability to our safety procedures.
In addition to our OSHA training program, we have a monthly training calendar of safety highlight topics that are emphasized throughout safety talks and at the beginning of each shift.