Our commitment to safety starts with our belief that safety is an inherent part of delivering quality service to our customers. We believe that maintaining an exceptional safety record takes precedence over production, schedule and even cost. Having an exceptional safety record is beneficial, as it reduces composite labor rates, prevents unnecessary schedule interruptions, and increases the confidence of our project partners.
United Mechanical’s safety motto, “Safety First,” applies to both our corporate commitment to safety and the expectation from every United Mechanical employee. It reflects our core value of continuous safety improvement and our striving to create a work environment that is not only injury-free but also free of unsafe conditions and actions.
Nothing is more important to us than preventing injuries to anybody. In addition, we believe that safe operations are inherently productive and profitable operations. There is no conflict between the value we put on safety and our value for efficient and profitable performance. With proper planning, continuous improvement in safety supports continuous improvement in quality and production.
United Mechanical’s safety program and procedures are evaluated against the requirements of OSHA, our clients’ expectations and the construction industry’s best practices. We adopt practices that ensure compliance, especially those that support our foremen, the front line for safety, by making safety simple.
Our Safety Program includes an Injury and Prevention Program designed and adapted for project specific requirements. Policies that are tailored to assist United Mechanical foremen include:
- Pre-Task Planning for efficient planning and communication.
- Pre-Job Hazard Assessment managed by dedicated safety staff to produce site-specific programs for the foreman’s use.
- A safety committee made up of key foremen, superintendents, ownership and safety staff. The primary goals of the committee are to stimulate communication among all United Mechanical personnel and to increase our supervisors’ knowledge about safety and risk management.
- Accident Investigation procedure that includes root cause analysis of any recordable injury and review and analysis of all injuries and near misses.