For us safety is a part of our values, our culture, and our consciousness.
When you value something, it’s worth the time and energy it takes you to excel at it. The entire company is invested in and has a working knowledge of health and safety topics.
We have a strict Safety Code of Conduct and it is honed daily by the empowerment of everyone to evolve safety through ongoing conversation and awareness.
Safety is never a second priority – it comes first. There is a not a competing issue. Production and satisfaction are important but they don’t compete.
Our safety culture permeates every level of the company and every project.
We empower our employees to take ownership of their behaviors. Creating an environment that encourages everyone to be responsible for not only themselves, but for others around them, is vital to successfully completing an injury-free work day.
Safety is not static and we are not infallible. We reflect on our actions and improve every day to keep each other safe. We do this in the following format:
- Express a mistake and the impact to yourself.
- Make a commitment to yourself to change your behavior/action in the future.
- Express how the mistake impacted the company or crew.
- Make a commitment to the company to change your behavior/action in the future.
We do this because we work in a trusting environment and communicating will raise awareness to be mindfully safe.
Our field operations management and foremen are OSHA 30-Hour Certified and First Aid Trained. In addition, we are proud to have a long-standing Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace policy. And, of course, we respect and embrace OSHA Standards.
But we go above and beyond these critical standards by employing third party safety specialists to keep us learning and evolving. We search out new equipment and practices to compliment and improve our safety standards.
We proactively identify issues before they become incidents. The teams feel encouraged and are met with praise when they report safety issues. Our safety process deals with issues in a timely and efficient manner.
Safety as a core organizational value is demonstrated through management commitment and leadership, open lines of communication, and continuous improvement of our safety programs and procedures.
There is a lot of marketing around safety practices in the construction industry.
Our leadership does not believe in lip service or CYA’s. Our leadership would rather spend the time fostering an environment where we take care of each other because we value each other.