When people think of what is important in the construction industry, safety is one of the first things that comes to mind. Staying safe while using tools, operating machinery, lifting heavy objects… the list is infinite. Now more than ever, safety is critical in every facet of our business. These unprecedented times due to COVID-19 have given a new meaning to “safety”, as we enforce measures both in the office and the field to keep all of our employees safe and healthy.
With June being National Safety Month, we thought it would be a great idea to share some of the ways we ensure our safety at Hewitt Young and why it’s so important. Our highest priority is keeping every employee safe, and we stay dedicated to doing just that no matter what the case.
- Site Safety Plans – Hewitt Young provides Site Safety Plans for projects, detailing where to go, who to contact, and what procedures to follow in an emergency. We want to ensure that our employees have access to this information so they are able to act quickly in an emergent situation. As always – time is of the essence.
- ToolBox Talks – ToolBox Talks allow our team in the field to participate in group discussions that focus on relevant safety issues for that specific project. We use these talks at Hewitt Young to promote open discussion, allowing us to grow stronger as a team as well as stay updated on safety concerns.
- COVID-19 Binders – Our COVID-19 binders contain a screening barcode, recommended practices for construction job sites poster, reducing the risk or exposure poster, symptoms of COVID-19 poster, COVID-19 ToolBox Talk to be discussed weekly, COVID-19 Project safety checklist to be completed by the foreman weekly and returned to the office, and our exposure control plan which is an addition to our safety manual.
It’s of extreme importance that we enforce and practice our safety measures day in and day out, as the health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance. We strive to be as well-informed, best trained, and respond quickly when an emergent situation arises. A big thank you to all of our employees in the office and the field who continue to practice safety – and an even bigger thank you to the health care workers who continue to keep us safe during COVID-19!