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A priority can be re-prioritized Principles never change. Safety has always been our core commitment. Our company-wide health policy is underscored by the five values we find crucial to promoting safety:
Accident prevention – an important part of our business principles – requires consistency, an educational approach, creativity and emulation. We strive to be an industry leader in this area.Safety at work and on the road has always been one of Barrett Industries’ primary concerns: any business that cares about its human capital has a duty to actively look out for the physical safety of its employees. We therefore expend substantial effort to protect the health and safety of our people, and we ensure that awareness-raising activities also benefit employees’ loved ones and society as a whole.
Our “Goal Zero” Safety culture is centered around our commitment to zero injuries and zero incidents.
Both the frequency and the severity of injuries are steadily diminishing, although significant improvements can and must be made upon current levels. This encouraging performance is due to the implementation of dedicated actions (job safety analysis, safety audits, site safety briefings, accident cause trees, inter-business safety challenges, dedicated prevention courses, etc.) and the dedication of over 300 prevention managers
Many of our employees across the Eastern Seaboard are trained in first aid. This exceptionally high level of commitment meets three objectives:
Our philosophy and practices have been expanded to cover the entire spectrum of health and safety in the workplace, and encompass issues related to working conditions in general, addictions (alcohol, tobacco, drugs), and psycho-social risks (stress, etc.)
Barrett Paving Materials Inc. prides itself on maintaining a properly trained workforce. Year after year, we not only provide the mandated minimum amounts of safety training but also give our employees the chance to go above and beyond the training that is required. We’re proud of the fact that nearly ALL of our workers have been trained in first aid and CPR by certified instructors.
We also offer our employees:
Our company-wide dedication to cultivating a safer work environment has proved invaluable over the course of the last several years. As a company, our rate of injuries per 100 workers has steadily declined as our focus on safety has increased. We are committed to continuing this trend going forward.
One of the most effective tools for reducing workplace injuries and increasing our employees’ focus on safety is a Job Safety Analysis (JSA). By having our workforce complete JSAs, they are actively involved in assessing risks and eliminating potential injury threats.
As a company, our ultimate goal is to reduce injury risk to a level as low as reasonably possible. JSAs are one of the tools we use in striving for this goal.