Simply put, our number one priority every day, year after year, is to ensure that our employees and team members return home safely to their loved ones each night.
Safety is personal. We believe that we all deserve to work in a safe place and we deserve to go home to our families every day after work. The “we” refers to all people – our employees, our subcontractors, everyone onsite, and the public at large. At Eriksen, we know that each person, from the newest crew member to the CEO, should be equally as accountable for safe work practices and creating a safe work place.
At Eriksen Construction, our employees are our most valuable assets. An effective safety program must have the endorsement of upper management. Led by senior management, our commitment to implement and execute sound health, safety and environmental practices is reflected in every aspect of our activities. Performing a job safely is just as important as meeting a deadline and providing a quality product. In turn, a safe workplace leads to greater productivity and quality craftsmanship.
The policies and procedures outlined in the Eriksen Construction Safety Program are intended to assist employees in minimizing the risks inherent in the styles of work performed by Eriksen Construction. The objective of the safety program is to establish a culture of safety awareness among all employees. To meet this objective, all levels of the organization work together towards identifying, evaluating and eliminating the hazards facing the employees of Eriksen Construction.
All Superintendents conduct safety talks at their respective project sites at least once a week. All of our employees on the jobsite are required to participate in these safety talks. Subcontractors are also invited to attend the meetings in order to make sure the entire construction site is as safe as possible.
All jobsites have safety inspections done weekly and mock OSHA inspections done monthly. All superintendents conduct a weekly jobsite walkthrough completing our Jobsite Safety Inspection Form. In addition to this, Eriksen Construction hires a third party risk management representative to conduct comprehensive monthly safety inspections, similar to that of an actual OSHA inspection.
These extra steps and documentation allow us to promote an injury and accident free environment and provide the safest workplace possible for everyone.
Eriksen Construction provides ongoing training for all personnel. From CPR & First Aid Certification, to OSHA seminars, job hazard pre-planning, and video education, we properly equip our employees with all of the tools required to fully promote the safety and well being of themselves and each other on every jobsite.
Examples of Ongoing Training:
- Excavating, Trenching, and Shoring
- Confined Space Safety
- Signal and Rigging
- OSHA Compliance
- OSHA 30 Hour
- Cold Weather Safety
- Crane Safety
- CPR Certification
- First Aid Certification
- Electrical Safety
- Fall Protection
- Ladder Safety
- Personal Protective Equipment