Committed to Safety
At E.E. Reed, we recognize that our employees and our sub-contractors are our most valuable resource. And we are committed to ensuring those resources are safe and educated everyday on the jobsite. A culture of both physical and mental safety cannot exist without a leadership force that takes a stand — and this includes an unwillingness to compromise safety. At E.E. Reed, we make a pledge to safety in our every action. It is our duty to challenge and transform the status quo: all incidents are preventable, and it is important to create a culture where safety is considered a moral obligation — not just for team leaders, but for all employees alike. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Safety Built Through Teamwork
Like all aspects of the Construction Industry, Safety is built and consistently improved through team engagement and communication. Our continually evolving safety program is improved and reviewed by these 4 groups:
- E.E. Reed Safety Managers
- E.E. Reed Environmental Health & Safety Committee
- 3rd Party Safety Consultants
- E.E. Reed Employee Involvement
Our EHS committee is made up of Executive Leadership, General Superintendents, Project Managers and Project Superintendents. This diverse group of professionals have general knowledge of all our sites and communications with employees. What this does, is give the committee a vast familiarity of any issues, concerns or ideas that might be happening at any site at any given time. The committee is always tasked with finding better alternatives to our policies. Best practices are always discussed during these meetings because we’re always striving to find a superior way of accomplishing our “Zero Incident” philosophy.
We believe that all accidents are preventable. And through proper planning and training, employee engagement and empowerment, and constant vigilance, we can ensure that everyone leaves the jobsite in the same condition that they arrived.
We believe that our employees and subcontractors are our best resource to improve safety, so we have an open-door policy for safety concerns. By involving our employees and subs in safety-related decisions, whether through suggestions from our safety committee or the results of an accident investigation, we have the advantage of utilizing our employees’ knowledge and experience that they have obtained in the field. Additionally, we encourage our employees to participate in the “Zero Incident” philosophy on our jobsites by:
- Conducting site inspections
- Analyzing routine hazards
- Developing and revising the site safety and health rules
- On-Site Orientations
- Providing programs and presentations at safety and health meetings
- Conducting or assisting with accident/incident investigations
- Reporting hazards
- Fixing hazards that are within your control
- Supporting fellow workers by proving feedback on risks and assisting them
in eliminating hazards.
- Performing a pre-use or change analysis for new equipment or processes in
order to identify hazards up front before use.
Safety Through Education
We believe that education is one of the most important factors in ensure worker safety. Promoting continued learning and providing avenues to receive safety education is a core belief at E.E. Reed. These trainings and certifications include, but not limited to:
- OSHA 30-Hour Certification
- CPR & First Aid Certification
- Company Safety Manual
- Fall Protection Training
- Heavy, Medium and Light Duty Equipment Training
- Trench Excavation Training
- Jobsite Specific Safety Orientations
Another form of education is jobsite audits and routine safety inspection analysis. Through reviewing common safety concerns, near miss incidents, and employee suggestions, we can continue to improve standard safety practices and minimize risk.
Since 2003, E.E. Reed Construction has received an exemplary safety rating from ABC for their STEP (Safety Training & Evaluation Process) Award. Currently, E.E. Reed is a Platinum Rated STEP Award recipient.
E.E. Reed has also met the qualifications to be a partner in good standing in the ABC/OSHA Cooperative Safety Program.