November Safety Awards

Our monthly safety award winners for November are:

Monthly Employee Suggestion – Jon James – $100 award – suggested that lack of communication is a problem and to address it we should:

  • Foremen should meet with their crew each morning to discuss what needs to be done, who does what, and set goals to accomplish that day.
  • Foremen and experienced workers need to show new workers what needs to be done, how to do it, and what tools and equipment are needed to do it because otherwise the new workers stand around waiting to be told what to do.
  • Foremen need to effectively communicate with the office to make sure the proper people are kept in the loop (PM, Billy, Tagg, Ken, etc)

Monthly Crew Suggestion – Chris Bowers’ crew – BBQ lunch – suggested that working around other trades, especially when the GC is pushing everyone, can be hazardous. To control the hazard we should:

  • Talk to the other trades, not just the GC, to create a game plan for working together.
  • Stand your ground with the GC when you know there are going to be too many people in an area and it’s creating a hazardous situation.
  • In a congested area, have spotters watching out to make sure no one gets hit.

Safe Employee of the Month – George Saville, backhoe operator, nominated by Ethan Johnson – $100, letter of appreciation, and photo in paper. He is being recognized for being very cautious around utilities and buildings and very aware of his surroundings. He takes good care of his equipment and keeps it clean.

Congratulations to all of the winners!