Our first core value is “Safety First, Always First,” and we relentlessly pursue the highest standard of safety so we can send each of our employees home to their families injury-free, every night. Achieving and maintaining the safest environment possible takes teamwork, employee involvement and commitment from all levels of management. Here’s how we do it:
- The foundation of our safety culture is employee buy-in and management support, which creates a safety-first environment at all levels of the organization.
DAY ONE IMPLEMENTATION
- All employees, office and field, must complete the OSHA 10-hour training before new employee orientation.
- Once this is completed, we outline our policies and procedures, which exceed OSHA standards, during our half-day orientation.
- Field team members participate in weekly safety meetings, Toolbox Talks, Job Safety Analyses and receive 30 hours of OSHA training per year.
- Office staff complete 10 hours of OSHA training per year and participate in weekly safety meetings.
APPLY AND EDUCATE
- When a question of safety does arise, the safety team has a discussion with those involved, gathering information about the circumstances and asking employees what could have been done differently to make the task safer.
- Employees are empowered to bring concerns, questions, suggestions and accolades to their superiors.
- All safety incidents are reported immediately to President and CEO Bill Riddle, as they occur, to keep him informed of what is happening at the ground level.
BE YOUR BROTHER’S KEEPER
- We foster the mindset that we look out for one another and ensure everyone is following proper safety protocols.
- We want all our employees to return home to their families injury-free, every night.
TEAM MEMBER BUY-IN
- Safety at TP Mechanical is not just a standard we uphold. It is a way of life. Our apprentices, our field and office team members and our leadership believe in our safety culture and relentlessly pursue the highest standards of safety.
- Our team’s commitment to safety is contagious and often spreads to other organizations working on the same project.