One accident is one too many

For many people, an injury at work can mean a paper cut or a case of carpal tunnel syndrome.  But in the construction industry, it can be life or death.

That’s why safety training and practices is the number one priority at Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Because of training and safety measures in the industry, fatal work injuries in the private construction sector declined by 10 percent from 2009 to 2010 and are down nearly 40 percent since 2006, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

We gather weekly for our Monday Morning Safety Meetings to get our week started off in the right direction by keeping safety on the forefront. Each week, we take a look at a different Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and review it together as a team. We also provide every employee with CPR training, so that they are prepared should a situation arise. All Hensel Phelps employees are updated on the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and receive specialized training depending on their work requirements.

Along with that, we go beyond the usual safety practices like hard hats and slip-resistant shoes with our Safety Training Observation Program (STOP). STOP is a seminar that trains all employees on what it takes to create and maintain a safe workplace – it’s the driving force behind Hensel Phelps’ safety program.

Hensel Phelps Construction Co. was awarded the H.B. Alexander Award for Safety from the Associated General Contractors for the highest work hour exposure without a construction lost workday case, among numerous other awards including OSHA recognition.

It is because of these measures at Hensel Phelps that the Workman’s Compensation Insurance Modifier is significantly better than the national average.

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