We believe all safety incidents are preventable and we are committed to making this belief a reality.
It is our policy to voluntarily comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. We subscribe to the intent and purpose of the Act and endeavor to comply with the rules and regulations adopted by OSHA.
We expect each employee to comply with Section 5(b) of the Act, which states: “Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to own actions and conduct.”
Our primary responsibility is for the safety and health of our employees. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Establishing safe work practices and procedures to minimize workplace hazards.
- Training all employees in good safety and health practices. We perform weekly safety meetings in order to stay up to date on best safety practices and to keep safety top of mind for our team.
- Providing the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), tools and equipment, and instructions on their use.
- Conducting pre-project and pre-task safety planning to prevent the occurrence of workplace injuries and illnesses.
- Following the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s protocol.
- Conducting frequent safety inspections and audits to find and eliminate unsafe working conditions and practices, to control health hazards, and to comply fully with the safety and health standards for every job.
- Promptly reporting and thoroughly investigating every accident or injury to determine the cause and to correct the problem so that it will not happen again.
- Celebrating employees who demonstrate outstanding safety service or performance.
- Complying with all company, client, federal, state, and local safety requirements.
Each of our supervisors must accept the daily responsibility for assuring the safety and health of those employees working under their supervision.
These responsibilities include:
- Planning safety into each day’s work activities by making effective use of the PTP process.
- Providing each employee with the time, material, equipment, and training necessary to implement the work plan safely.
- Being receptive and acting on an employee’s safety and health concerns.
- Encouraging employee participation in the identification and correction of safety and health issues.
- Assuring that all employees fully understand what to do in the event of an emergency.
- Administering disciplinary action if necessary, but doing so in a manner that exhibits kindness and professionalism.