Safety Program

Introduction

The purpose of this program manual is to help clearly identify those elements of a safety program, which are required by Hoover Construction to effectively control workplace hazards and unsafe acts.

This manual establishes responsibilities, reporting relationships, training requirements, claims management duties and the implementation methods and procedures to be used to monitor program effectiveness.

Our goal is to go beyond minimum requirements imposed by government and regulatory agencies and take the necessary steps to provide a safe, efficient and enjoyable working environment.

Policy Statement

Hoover Construction Company is firmly committed to providing all employees a safe and healthy work environment.

The safety and well being of all Hoover Construction employees is not only a Company commitment, but also a Company Value. Hoover is committed to the safety of all craft workers, other trade employees, and the general public at our project sites. We believe that the elimination of all injuries is possible and we are dedicated to achieving this goal. We believe accident prevention can be accomplished by properly interviewing, placing and training our employees and by properly selecting our customers. In addition, we require our employees to share in the responsibility of safety by following client safety guidelines, reporting all unsafe working conditions and wearing appropriate clothing and safety equipment when necessary.

Hoover Construction’s efforts toward employee safety, combined with employee commitment to our safety program, will eliminate accidents and injuries, and create a healthier more productive and cost effective work force.

Safety Policy Goals

  • Zero Lost Time Injures
  • Zero Reportable Injures
  • Zero MSHA Citations
  • Zero OSHA Citations
  • Become part of the AGC CHASE program
  • Win some Safety Awards
  • Lower EMR to under 0.80

Objectives

To bring these goals about, it is necessary for both the supervision and the workforce to own the safety program.  There are a number of forms and manuals given to supervision that must be utilized.  These help us to track performance, and appease the insurance company.  In an interest to increase communication at all levels, a Safety Consortium will be held each year in March.  This will provide the workforce access to management for questions and concerns.  An opportunity to go over lessons learned from the previous year and prepare for the coming one.

Measurable Objectives:

  1. Number of Lost Time Injures

  2. Number of Reportable Injures

  3. Number of MSHA Citations

  4. Number of OSHA Citations

  5. Cost of accidents and Citations