SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY!
A Genuine Culture of Safety.
No lost time injury in almost ten years!
Coulter Construction, Inc. has long recognized that maintaining safe job sites is our most important duty. The safety of our employees, subcontractors, and clients is our absolute top priority.
It shows in how we approach this vital element of construction.
We believe that all work must be executed in the safest way and that all employees must receive the training they need in order to do their job safely. Not only does every employee receive regular safety training, but they also receive ongoing training related to the unique aspects of each job. We also know that exceptional owners want to work with contractors who have exceptional safety records, which are indicative of a company’s dedication to controlling quality and costs by providing a productive atmosphere through a safe working environment. Our proactive safety training and new hire orientation programs also increase effectiveness and morale.
Coulter Construction, Inc, has set its own prevention procedures, including required wearing of personal protection equipment (gloves, safety boots, ear protection, eye protection, respirators, and hard hats), checking for underground utilities and overhead power lines before work begins, assuring tools are used in the correct manner, providing working backup alarms on equipment, making drivers aware of potential hazards in delivery areas, providing lighting when working after dark, training of proper postures while using tools, and encouraging workers to be well-rested and alert on their shift.
Pre-Task Planning is necessary to make any construction project successful. “Pre-Task Safety and Health Planning” is necessary to promote a safer and healthier work environment for each and every task.
There are a number of tools that a site safety and health professional or site superintendent can use to promote a safer work task leading to a safer project at completion. These tools include a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA), and the Pre-Task Safety and Health Plan. These tools are now used on projects more often than in the past.
There are also Tailgate/Toolbox safety and health meetings and plans, Safety Moments, Safe Work Observations, Safety Stand-downs, and more. The good news is that the experienced construction safety and health professional has all of these tools and more available to them to positively impact the success of a project. The challenge is simplicity and how to effectively use these tools.
Daily safety meetings keep our crews informed and accountable before they go on the job, complete with printed sheets detailing the day’s goals, tasks and safety tip of the day. More in-depth safety topics are covered every week, with each worker acknowledging their compliance. Each job is tracked to ensure all company policies and industry regulations are properly followed.
Just one more step in making it a safer place.
Safety Week 2018 | We are Stronger & Safer Together
Every day, we walk onto construction sites across the U.S. and Canada with one goal in mind – get the job done safely. We take great pride in the role we play shaping the communities in which we live, work and play. But even more than that, we feel an unwavering responsibility to one another and our families and friends at home. It’s what drives us in every decision we make and why we never back down from doing what’s right, and doing what’s safe.
We are taking safety in our own hands.
We know that it’s the little things, done well, every day and on every job, that make the difference. Weaving safety through everything we do unites us across the industry behind a common imperative. So, join us – celebrate safety where you work with an event, continue the conversation on social media and get Safety Week gear to demonstrate your continued commitment to safety.
That’s why more than 80 national and global construction firms comprising The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum have joined forces with a single aim: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.
Being safe every day on every job site crosses competitive boundaries. That’s why we have banded together to create and celebrate Safety Week, running this year from Monday, May 7th to Friday, May 11th.
The Mission of Safety Week is to collectively raise the awareness of the construction industry’s continuing commitment to eliminating worker injury, and to clearly communicate its dedication to a shared culture of care and concern and the belief that every week must be Safety Week.
The Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) includes twelve major contractors who come together every other year for a two-day meeting to discuss only one thing – SAFETY. CISI holds a Safety Summit that includes over 30 major contractors in the United States. The goal of CISI is to influence not only those within their group, but others to work safely and elevate safety awareness to a new level in the United States.