Safety Updates

Everyone goes home safely, every single night.
As a true builder, planning for safety really is the most important thing we do every day. More than anything, we want to ensure that our workers and subsequent occupants of the building are safe. That's why we hire the best and brightest minds in the industry. Every new hire is trained on safety procedures. Our safety director is constantly in the field reviewing our safety and the safety of any subcontractors we hire.

We take safety seriously.
We know that one lapse in judgment can lead to catastrophic events. That's why we administer our own safety standards in addition to national and state OSHA regulations. We even have a safety department to maintain safety compliance across the board. We know that safety does not occur by chance. It is the result of careful attention on all fronts, by all who are directly and indirectly involved. The responsibility for safety extends from the top management to trade workers.

Emergency Exit

August 15, 2017 / Johnson, A Safety + Health

Most people do not go to work thinking “Today is the day something awful will happen.” Yet the potential for a natural disaster, fire, bomb threat, power outage, gas leak, chemical spill or even terrorist attack is always...

The Art of the Message

September 14, 2016 / Bell, K. Safety + Health

When Paul O’Neill became head of Alcoa in 1987, he wanted employees to know one thing: Safety wasn’t a “priority,” it was a precondition. It was a bold idea. But the words weren’t what caught people’s attention....

Seven Keys to Worker Engagement

August 31, 2016 / Forck, M. Professional Safety

Gallup (2013) identifies engaged employees as those who “are 100% psychologically committed to their work.” Given that definition, one of my favorite one liners about engagement is, “He is about as engaged as a...

Critical Conversations: Talking about Exposure

August 10, 2016 / Cooney, J. & Roark, R., Safety + Health

In a perfect world safety would be easy. Leaders would look at past incidents, identify how to avoid them and make sure everyone followed the rules. But real life is not so simple. The workplace is always changing - making...

Winning Cultures: 5 Keys to Long-Term Sustained Success

July 27, 2016 / Foley, J. Spearfish Chamber of Commerce Fish Wrapper

Does your organization suffer from: high turnover, lack of trust, low morale, excessive politics, illegal or unethical employee or volunteer conduct: If so, then culture is likely at the heart of the issue. A winning culture...

Lean Principles: The Connection to Safety

July 13, 2016 / McKelvey, J. Safety + Health

Leaders with operating responsibility have to have greater than the safety of their people. Weaving that value for safety into the priorities of quality, on-time delivery and production can be daunting. Such was the case for...

Safety Leadership: Safety’s core work: Three areas to strengthen for better results

July 06, 2016 / Smith, S. Safety + Health

It’s easy to look back after an incident and find something (or someone) to blame. What’s harder is to look closer at why these things happened - why, for instance, an operator didn’t alert co-workers to a hazard, why...

Create a Winning Safety Program

June 15, 2016 / Amann, J. Professional Safety.

​ A business can respond to occupational risks in a more timely and efficient manner when it is proactive and prepared. “Just as coaches need to prepare teams for the next opponent, safety directors must train and equip...

Safety and “Green” Construction

Safety and “Green” Construction

June 08, 2016 / Safety Management Group

As energy efficiency, the desire to reduce “greenhouse gases,” and a growing concern about environmental sustainability increase, building design and construction have been undergoing significant changes from just a...

Heat Illness Prevention Training

Heat Illness Prevention Training

May 25, 2016 / OSHA

Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die.These illnesses and deaths are preventable.

OSHA’s nationwide Heat Illness Prevention Campaign aims to raise awareness and teach...