At AWC, making the jobsite safe is an integral part of managing a project by incorporating essential safety elements into the workplace. At AWC we believe that all injuries can be prevented and we’ve developed a safety program with this goal in mind. Our program emphasizes on our philosophy that we have to adopt for accomplishing projects where “No One Gets Hurt”.
The main keys to a successful safety program are:
- Genuine concern for worker safety
- Clear communications
A safe site means a well-organized project that stays on schedule and an environment where high quality standards can be met. Running a safe jobsite is essential to the success of a project and in turn, our own success. And last but not the least, we care about our people.
By following our safety program, our teamcan learn to improve communication skills so that employees always make the safe decision. Safety training assists us to concentrate not only on insecure conditions, but more importantly, on at-risk behaviors. When executed appropriately, AWC’s safety program will reduce the number of dangerous conditions and at-risk behaviors so that the chances of an accident happening will be greatly reduced.
Objectives of AWC
- Increase safety awareness between employees; Safety for Self – Safety for Others.
- Improve communication throughout our operations.
- Improve supervisory and management skills.
- Identify future training needs (Safety and Production).
- Reduce unsafe acts and/or conditions and resulting injuries and illnesses by over 50%, annually.
- Lower Worker’s Compensation costs for our industry.
Principles of AWC
- People are the most important part of any Safety and Health Program.
- Incidents (injury, illness, auto, equipment, etc.) are preventable.
- Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
- Management is accountable for safety performance.
- Training is an essential element of an industry leading safety program.
- Preventing injuries and illnesses is good business for everyone.
- Safe work practices need to be reinforced, and unsafe acts and conditions need to be corrected in a timely manner.
- Safety is a condition of employment; if you cannot work safely, you cannot work here.
- Supervisory and craft employee attitude, motivation and “buy-in”
- Personal Responsibility – Safety for Self - Safety for Others
- Safety and Health Policy and Procedures
- Planning safety into our operations
- Communication of performance
AWC LeadershipThe meaning of leadership is “to show the way”. In safety, motivation can be provided for others to achieve an injury and accident free environment. Some of the ways to show active safety leadership during regular job duties can be listed as follows:
Demonstrating active safety leadership is a tool to reduce unsafe acts and conditions and eventually reduce their outcomes of injuries and incidents. Also it makes way to improve everyone’s job satisfaction because you switch roles from being a watchdog to a coach.
Overall goals of AWC’s safety program can be listed as follows:
- Increase safety awareness among all employees.
- Create responsibility for safety by maintaining an atmosphere in which all injuries and incidents of loss are considered avoidable.
- Organize all levels of the project management team in the common cause of Safe Production.
- Reduce the frequency of unsafe acts and conditions in the work environment by 50 – 60 %.
- Improve productivity and profit.