At R&R Construction Company we have learned that a proactive approach to safety is the best approach to safety. We encourage participation by all members of the organization from the President to the newly hired employee. Safety has become a “way of life” at our company, waving safety responsibilities into each job function. The following activities are what we believe make our program successful:
Our Safety Director audits our jobs and warehouse to identify safe and unsafe behaviors and conditions. Jobsite Audits are documented on an easy to understand checklist and submitted in to the foreman and Safety Business Group. In addition to the audits by the Safety Director, Foreman are responsible to closely monitor the conditions on the jobsite and to involve the Safety Director when conditions warrant.
Employee Disciplinary Warnings
It is our policy to document all employee violations of our safety policy and to coach and correct the individual’s behavior. We always “Say it when we see it” which created a consistent pattern of compliant behavior, and the superintendent and foreman are always involved in the disciplinary process to ensure that the behavior is corrected.
Safety Business Meeting
On a monthly basis, the management team meets and reviews jobsite audits, incidents and disciplinary actions. At the meeting, we create policy and processes to advance the Safety Program. Training agendas for the Field Supervisor’s Meeting and special events are created at the meeting as well.
Field Supervisor’s Meeting
Every month we hold a Field Supervisor’s Meeting where we review the progress of the program, train on areas of safety and health, and present a safety packet which includes weekly safety meetings and jobsite audits.
Every incident is investigated by our Safety Director, from complaints of pain to the more serious. Our intent is to seek root causes and to prevent reoccurrences.
Each job classification has a minimum competency level and with that, a different amount of training. We invest most heavily in our superintendents, who all have classes from 1st Aid/CPR to OSHA 10 hour for construction.
Safety is part of each employee’s job. Active participation and adherence to the safety policies is a condition of each employee’s employment. We have and will continue to maintain a safety and health program designed to train our employees to follow safe practices, and to recognize and correct unsafe working conditions. No employee is required to work at a job that he or she knows is unsafe.
Lastly, our safety policy has equal importance with the company’s policies of providing the best quality and most productive service in our industry.