Safety expectations need to be set and communicated to everyone in the organization. From initial estimating to daily morning meetings, we’re constantly evaluating and reviewing risks and procedures so that even when plans change, the safety of our jobsites doesn’t.
A strong safety culture starts at the top. Our supervisors and managers set the example for everyone else. Everyone who works here knows that safety is always #1, and that our leadership team will support them in doing the right thing. There are no shortcuts and no workarounds, no matter what pressure a project might be under.
A strong safety culture is built on strong values and ethically-driven people. Every person has to make choices every day, and we need to trust each other to do the right thing and uphold our company’s values. We strive to hire people who will make decisions that not only satisfy the procedures in the safety manual but that are also ethical and moral.
Safety is not just a process, it’s a part of our culture that everyone is responsible for upholding. We continually scrutinize our own procedures and analyze any injuries for learning opportunities. These issues are never swept under the rug, they are discussed openly and honestly at every level of our company.
Teams with strong safety cultures share the belief that each individual is morally and ethically bound to act responsibly for the good of his/her fellow employees and the company. It comes down to taking care of each other on the job so everyone goes home safe.