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At ECR, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is our number one priority. It’s a basic right, and our first and foremost responsibility is protecting our workers. In addition, we believe that we owe it to anyone and everyone working with, in and around our products and services to maintain and continuously improve our safety performance – setting the standard in our industry.
ECR’s commitment to environmental health and safety starts at the top with our executive leadership team and cascades throughout our organization to include our entire network of companies, branches, locations and jobsites. Ownership, personal responsibility and the importance of following policies and procedures is consistently communicated across our company. Our leadership team believes that ALL accidents can be prevented and that ALL of our employees are responsible for EHS, not only for themselves, but also for their co-workers, customers and contractors on each and every jobsite.
Safety Drives and Proactive Programs
Additionally, we believe that safety drives efficiency and productivity. The safest company is also going to provide the best quality and performance at the lowest total installed cost.
East Coast Rigging has developed proactive programs and processes to continually improve EHS. These include:
- 10 Life Saving Rules that every ECR employee is required to work by on a zero-tolerance policy
- Stop Work Authority and Intervention
- All ECR employees are empowered with the authority to intervene and stop work whenever they think an unsafe condition may exist.
Planning and Job Hazard Analysis
ECR Job Planning Process consists of Site Hazard Assessments, Site Safety Plans, and Job Hazard Analyses. Every ECR employee is recognized as a safety representative first and foremost and is to address each task with safety awareness through our Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) process.
The JHA process is designed to recognize hazards and eliminate or mitigate them prior to executing tasks.
Safety Behavior Observation Process
This proactive tool helps us identify and correct behaviors in the workplace that could lead to poor decisions in the hazard recognition and control process. The immediate goal of our Safety Behavior Observation Process is to stop accidents before they happen. We accomplish this goal by identifying potential hazards associated with the environment, project, or work practices and coaching employees on the correct behaviors.
Monitoring & Training
Safety training is conducted as a part of every new hire orientation. In addition, task, site, environmental, compliance and best practices training is continuous and ongoing every day. At thousands of jobsites across North America, jobsite inspections, employee observations, safety meetings and toolbox talks occur regularly.
Planning and Job Hazard Analysis
These tips do not take the place of a rigorous safety training programs but provide a good overview.
- Fall protection is required at a 10’ level above a lower level.
- When erecting and dismantling supported scaffolds, a competent person must determine the feasibility of providing a safe means of access and fall protection for these operations.
- Employers are required to train each employee who works on a scaffold on the proper procedures to control or minimize the hazards.
- Before each work shift, and after any occurrence that could affect the structural integrity, a competent person must inspect the scaffold and scaffold components for visible defects.
- A competent person is one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings and work conditions, which are hazardous or dangerous to employees, and who has the authorization to take prompt corrective measures to correct them.