World Class Safety Management

Our successful program incorporates the 5 Characteristics of a World Class Safety Management System established by the National Safety Council

1. leadership

2. performance measurement

3. integrated systems approach

4. alignment to core organizational initiatives

5. corporate citizenship and off-the-job employee safety

10 Safety Principles

1 Risk Assessment
2 Lockout/tag out
3 Fall Protection
4 Personal Protective Equipment
5 Transportation and Mobile Equipment

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6 Confined Space
7 Lifting and Rigging
8 Cell Phone/Electronic Device Usage
9 Ergonomics
10 Safety-Related Discipline

Safety Focus

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Initiatives

  • 5s: Sort, Simplify, Sweep/Shine, Standardize, Sustain/Self discipline
  • Near Miss Reporting
  • Good Catch Reporting
  • Safety Leadership Teams
  • Leadership Team Safety Observations
  • Share Safety Practices
  • Truck Fleet Video Monitoring
  • Employee Safety Incentive Program
  • First Responders Safety Site Visits
  • MSHA and OSHA-compliant Safety Uniforms
  • Risk assessment for non-routine tasks

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Communication

Weekly Safety Topic distributed via:

  • Tool Box Talk on employee smartphone app
  • WBOX TV monitors at all locations
  • Tailgate Safety Talks given by location supervisors

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Training 

New hire training

  • Employees undergo extensive training and task competency testing that exceeds MSHA and OSHA requirements

Refresher safety training

  • Employees participate in ongoing refresher safety training

Driver Training Program

  • New employee drivers work with a senior driver and mentor prior to driving solo
  • All drivers participate in ongoing safety training
  • Utilize Samsara Driver Training Program

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 Engagement

  • Peer to Peer Safety program, including mentor training
  • Employee-led Post Incident Education (PIE)

Safety Recognition

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Green Star Certification by National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

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Diamond Achievement Commendation by National Asphalt Pavement Association – Salem and Lynchburg operations

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Gold Safety Award - Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association – All plants

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Ongoing Safety Recognition from Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association