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.”
Every 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 that 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.