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Planning for a Safe Jobsite

By Jim Janquart

Safety Service Plans help keep everyone safe on our jobsites. We review the upcoming 6-week schedule for each job with the jobsite Supervisors, Project Managers and Executives to determine high risk activities and what needs to be done keep our employees and jobsites safe. Once these items are identified, planning takes place to make sure safety is integrated into our work.

Here is a list of high risk work activities (HRWA):

  • Excavation
  • Steel Erection
  • Concrete Work and vehicles/equipment used
  • Cranes
  • Caissons
  • Roofing
  • Scaffolding
  • Building Surveys to determine lead, asbestos, mold exposures
  • Working around occupied areas and pedestrians
  • Demolition
  • Pre-cast concrete panels and decking
  • Hot work
  • Working around MRI
  • Pile driving and shoring
  • Helicopter picks
  • Receiving areas
  • Confined space
  • Silica

These items are reviewed during jobsite inspections, pre-install meetings and at various other times throughout the project.  The purpose is to determine safety concerns and OSHA requirements far enough in advance to pre-plan activities to ensure we have the right equipment, personnel and other items on the jobsite when these activities take place, so work is done safely and efficiently.

The Safety Numbers Are In

Riley Construction’s safety numbers are better than ever!

The NCCI (National Council on Compensation Insurance) has revised our EMRs* for the past 3 years.

2017: 0.54 (from 0.55)
2016: 0.51 (from 0.52)
2015: 0.60 (from 0.61)

An EMR of 1.0 is considered the industry average, which means Riley’s safety rating is currently 46% better than average!

 

*Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. The lower the EMR, the better the safety record. These new numbers may seem like small changes, but in reality, it’s very hard to move even slightly when EMRs are already so low.

One Year Without a Lost Time Injury!

1-year_webFrom Chairman Dave Riley: “This is a wonderful milestone that I know everyone in this company has worked hard for. Congratulations to all! Going home each night healthy is the number 1 priority of this company.”