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  1. Base Construction Supports Safety Beyond June

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    Base Construction gladly promotes National Safety Month this June. The National Safety Council (NSC) has been encouraging safety for years and celebrates National Safety Month each June by providing safety training, workplace training, first aid training, defensive driver training, and more. On average, more than 13 people die from injury or accident each day while at work. The goal of the NSC is to significantly reduce that number through effective training. The organization has been around for over 100 years, providing support to companies and communities throughout the United States.

    The NSC has found out that when employees feel safe in their work there is greater morale, increased productivity, fewer injuries, and lower costs to the employer. When employees take time off of work due to injuries, it costs the company money. New problems arise including slower production times and the possibility of overtime to covering workers already taking on longer days. Companies also save money not paying the legal fees that they do when employees are hurt on the job. The NSC can also provide free safety measurement tools for companies that are interested in creating a safer workplace.

    Our company has been in business for almost 20 years as an industrial contractor for all types of industrial projects. Located in Southern California, we do everything from process piping, concrete/foundations, structural steel fabrication & installation to turnkey projects, secondary services, and mechanical equipment placement/installation. We serve a wide range of industries including aerospace, chemical, insulation, recycling, food processing, metal forging, natural gas, co-gen, beer brewing, automotive, packaging,  and more. Moreover, we can perform industrial contracting for any type of industry. With our background and the variety of businesses we serve, you can see just how important it is for our team to be on top of our safety plans and procedures.

    As a result, Base Construction takes safety seriously and believes that a job is only done right when there are no accidents. Base Construction has an unmatched safety record, and with over 4,000 jobs completed successfully, it’s a huge accomplishment. We also provide an Injury and Illness Prevention Program that keeps employees up to date on all safety issues. We stand proud to support National Safety Month, not only throughout June, but all year long.

    To learn more about Base Construction, you can follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn, read our blog, or contact us today to find out more about how we can help you safely with your industrial project.

    Stay tuned for our upcoming safety series available to you soon!

  2. Base Construction Helps Keep Industries Safe All Year Long

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    National Safety Month (NSM), celebrated every June by the National Safety Month 2016 worker safetyNational Safety Council and other organizations across the country, aims to reduce the leading causes of injury and death by raising safety awareness in three key places: at work, on the roads, and at home. In industrial situations, safety is an important factor in all areas. As a construction company, we are constantly focused on safety within our own facility and all projects. As a result, we have not had any recordable accident or injury since our establishment. Often times we are also called on to help other industries create safe working conditions in their establishments too.

    The food manufacturing industry is just one player that has had many public safety issues. From bacterial contamination to improper manufacturing procedures, food safety is of major importance. Luckily, the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) reformed food safety laws to shift focus from reacting to contamination to preventing it from occurring altogether.

    Take this example. One of our customers recently realized they had a huge problem to address at their facility. Wooden subfloor supported the production floor composed of carbon steel. The wood rotted when water found its way through the floor during regular manufacturing processes. The increased moisture of the wood created an ideal situation for bacterial growth. This kind of an environment was not suitable and under new management and ownership required an immediate fix.

    Bacteria in a food plant is a serious problem for workers and consumers. Working with the customer, we have developed a plan to replace the floor and clear away the bacteria. First, we removed the current carbon steel floor plate and wood beneath it. Our next step? To install a new stainless steel floor, one of the cleanest options to eliminate any and all problems that the company had with bacteria. The new floor is water-resistant, easy to clean, sanitize, and is the best option for food manufacturing operations because it keeps unsanitary conditions at bay. Today, we are happy to report that everything in the plant is looking excellent under current construction!

    During NSM, it is important to consider safety in all aspects of our lives. Companies must take action to protect the consumers too. In this situation, the customer took proactive steps to resolve the problem before it affected their product, as should all industry leaders.

    Replacing a floor is a major undertaking but one that we have the capabilities to handle. We also have extensive experience with ensuring safety in safe food manufacturing operations, safety and injury protection platforms and access, safety guards, and safe plan of action, so keep us in mind when you need that extra hand.

    Do you have a safety issue that needs resolving? Let us know! At Base Construction, we take our safety and yours seriously year round.

  3. Save the Date: June is National Safety Month

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    Whether at work or at home, on the highway or at the job site, safety is always, and should always be number one. When it comes to construction work, quality without safety is not really quality.

    That’s why we at Base Construction encourage everyone to make safety a priority, and join us in celebrating National Safety Month this June. Sponsored by the National Safety Council, National Safety Month is an annual spotlight on an array of safety-related topics, and, “focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities.”

    National Safety Month ImageEvery injury and/or fatality is one too many when it comes to the construction industry. Tragically, according to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), out of the 3,929 worker fatalities in 2013, 796 were in construction. That equates to one in five worker deaths. Falls were the leading cause of death, equaling almost 37% of all construction fatalities.

    We must all do our part to eliminate these tragedies and keep workers safe. This means educating workers and management about safety, and spreading the message of National Safety Month, while continuing its efforts throughout the year.

    At Base Construction, we take this extremely seriously. We believe Base Construction Worker Imagethat a job is only done well if it is done safely, and as a result, we have an unmatched safety record. In fact, we have developed a comprehensive Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) that includes weekly and monthly meetings for all employees, and we are constantly updating all of our safety procedures. Additionally, we perform required daily safety meetings on all shut-downs and long shift projects, and we make safe working practices our top priority.

    Following all OSHA and CAL-OSHA guidelines, in addition to many supplemental practices, including incentives for safe practices, we have an unwavering commitment to providing our workers with the safest environment possible. We also offer our customers assistance in Process Safety Management (PSM) and Job Safety Assessment (JSA) programs, helping them bring our commitment to safety to their workplaces. In short, safety is part of everything we do.

    This June, take the time to make all aspects of your life safer for everyone, and then keep the focus going every month thereafter. The benefits are immeasurable, and the rewards are infinite.