We have the goal of ZERO accidents and injuries. To reach that goal we are constantly training our employees in the safest methods of construction, not only about the hazards they face day to day. We find that investing in the right equipment, whether it is the latest in fall protection, material handling equipment, daily employee group stretches or even updating our cranes with the latest, most up to date computers, it all leads to keeping employees from getting injured. That is a core value that has the best return on investment.
Every job has a site specific safety activity plan that is tailored to that job prior to the job starting. This is developed by the Safety Director in conjunction with the Project Manager and the field personnel.
Each supervisor completes a Job Safety Analysis for each task.
Each employee is required to fill out a Safety Task Analysis Card (STAC) identifying what they are doing, what the hazards are, and how they are going to control those hazards.
Gerace Construction employs a full time Safety Director as well as job site safety coordinators. All supervisors/safety personnel are First Aid/CPR trained, and OSHA 30 Hour trained. Every one of our safety professionals are trades people who know the work we do and also know that the work can be done safely. They are respected among their peers and are looked to for guidance and advice.
Gerace Construction has the expectation that all injuries and incidents are reported, including near hits and unsafe behaviors. These are all tracked in a database and reviewed by management. Feedback is given to supervisors and employees.
By reporting and tracking near hits and unsafe behaviors, we have data that we can use to show unwanted trends and prevent accidents.
Gerace Construction works with Great Lakes Safety as well as other suppliers and venders to provide some of the latest, most up to date safety training.
Gerace Construction uses in-house training through supervisors, safety director, and jobsite safety coordinators through the use of power points, videos, and general discussion with work groups. We value everyone's input.