Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases the Top 10 Most Cited Violations found in workplace safety inspections. The goal of the list is to “alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards” and save lives. In their 2017 report, fall protection and workplace falls continue to top the list. As far too many preventable injuries occur in the workplace, National Safety Month, observed annually in June, encourages awareness of the importance of and to promote a culture of safety.
Construction safety is about more than wearing a hard hat and, ultimately, safety success goes beyond the metrics and OSHA requirements. The success of any organization begins with its people. H.R. Gray, a Haskell company, invests in our staff, providing them with training and equipment to do their jobs with safety as the number one criteria. Training is essential, all employees are required to successfully complete OSHA training to recognize, avoid, abate and prevent safety and health hazards in the workplace. Additional training is provided for employees working in and around confined spaces and areas requiring fall protection.
At H.R. Gray, our long-time approach to safety incorporates procedures that are built into our company’s culture, making them a natural part of daily activities. This is done through teamwork, collaborative evaluation of incidents to determine measures that reduce risk and teaching employees to proactively identify and mitigate risks.
To create this environment, a firm must set high standards and embrace safety as a lifestyle choice. Our project teams are empowered to take an active role on the job site to work with Contractors and owners to be an integral part of the job site safety practices.
Safety is a high priority at H.R. Gray and we are certain it is for you too. We’d love to hear about how you’re approaching safety on your projects, and how we can use our experience to assist you.