Edwards Electrical & Mechanical has always maintained a very high standard for safety and health in the workplace where we take full responsibility for our safety. We have a full time safety director that continually improves our safety awareness through continued education and certifications in all aspects of safe work practices. He is trained to teach Edwards personnel in many technical procedures to ensure the safety of our workforce and protect all those around us on the project.
Establishing and monitoring safe workplace practices and performing routine safety inspections are just two of the many ways the we at Edwards strive to reduce the potentials of injuries at work. Key to this is an acceptance from our employees that safety is our number one priority.
Key Elements of our Safety Program:
- Each foreman and supervisor is required to complete an OSHA 10 and 30 hour training class
- Wear at all times while on the job site an Edwards assigned hard hat, safety glasses, and boots - this also applies to keeping tools in good operating condition, wearing proper work attire, using lifts and ladders correctly, and helping to maintain a clean/unobstructed worksite
- Site specific safety plans - evaluate safety needs prior to the start of a new job
- Investigate any and all accidents
- Maintain records of all jobsite injuries on required OSHA forms
- To maintain an open door policy for employees to consult with management regarding any safety problems or concerns
- Conduct weekly foreman led "tool box talk" meetings
- Each employee is responsible for attending and completing a continuing safety training program
- Newly hired employees must attend a "New Hire Safety Orientation" class