Our people are our greatest asset, so it’s only natural that the safety of our people has always come first and foremost.  Whether it is a helicopter lift in the heart of the Loop or cutting pipe, our people have been trained to do the task safety.  Below are some of the highlights of our Safety Program.

  • Safety Committee:
    A select group of project managers, project foremen, superintendents, service technician, and executive managers, that meets bimonthly to review overall safety, loss control, and any other issues that might arise during that period, including any accidents or near-misses.
  • Safety Pulse:
    A bi-monthly newsletter highlighting the topics discussed at the safety committee meeting.
  • Safety Breakfast:
    A semi-annual event attended by field employees where safety incentive awards are presented, and training demonstrations are provided by our insurance representatives. Children and grandchildren are also encouraged to attend.
  • Safety Chat:
    A bi-annual newsletter that covers a broad range of topics including, work, home, road, weather and vacation safety (to name just a few).  Safety Chat also includes an overview of our safety breakfast including pictures of safety incentive winners.  Current Safety Committee members are listed in each issue to encourage our employees to discuss a safety issues directly with one of them at any time.
  • Gold Hard Hat Program:
    All new field employees go through a safety orientation and are provided with a gold hard hat.  This allows our seasoned employees to quickly identify new employees to provide guidance and positive intervention on safety-related issues.
  • Project walk-through:
    The Safety Committee and insurance representative conduct job site walk-throughs quarterly, or as-needed/requested to identify any safety-related concerns.  Any findings are addressed to the General Contractor.
  • Continuing education and ongoing training:
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Crane signaling
    • Crane rigging
    • Traffic flagging
    • Confined spaces
    • Forklifts/manlifts
    • Fall protection
    • Ladders
  • OSHA Training:
    All foremen and superintendents maintain a minimum 30-hour OSHA certificate. Project managers and project engineers maintain a minimum 10-hour OSHA certificate.
  • Driving Committee:
    Meets to discuss traffic related issues as well as any traffic accidents.
  • Others:
    • Weekly "Toolbox Talks" at job sites
    • Daily Stretch-and-Flex program
    • Daily Job Hazard Analysis