The Importance of Safety in the Construction Industry

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Written by
Chris Moran, President

 The management of Lynx Construction Management congratulates its employees for the company’s perfect safety record.  Safety is a paramount concern for everyone in the construction industry.  The importance of the safety of employees, subcontractors, owners and the general public cannot be overemphasized. We expect our employees to remain vigilant where safety is concerned, follow all our safety policies and procedures, and, continue to maintain our unblemished safety record.

Learning About Lynx

At Lynx, safety is our first Core Value. Safety is a major consideration in all aspects of the construction process. Maintaining high safety expectations creates a place where our employees can be productive and feel confident.  A successful construction project is one that is safe, clean, well-managed, and has enough logistical space to work. “It would be terrible if someone was injured on one of our job sites and unable to provide for his or her family.” It is for these reasons that Lynx emphasizes safety training in the field by requiring all working staff to obtain and maintain a minimum OSHA 30 certification.

Safety does not begin at the work site it must be part of working culture of the company. Management and planning for a safe job starts in the pre-construction and estimation phase by identifying all hazards associated with a project. A thorough hazard assessment and then a site logistical plan is completed for each project during bidding. This safety plan is used throughout the planning and construction phases for the wellbeing of our crews and the public. The primary job of all of our Superintendents, Assistant Project Managers, and Project Managers is to maintain a safe job site. This is done by daily review ensuring safety protection protocols are being followed including that safety barriers are in place, overhead hazards are properly identified, and proper attire and Personal Protection Gear is utilized at all times.

Conclusion

Other safety practices include ongoing education with the job site workforce. The training is reinforced weekly with jobsite safety meetings with all subcontractors and workers conducted in both English and Spanish.  Lynx utilizes field training, safety videos, and safety manuals. Lynx Construction Management also holds a weekly staff meeting where safety concerns are addressed. To insure that every visitor to a Lynx Construction Management project understands the expectations and the importance of safety, at the entrance of the worksite a poster clearly states 10 site safety rules. In addition, out of concern for the wellbeing of their construction staff, Lynx has, readily available, hardhats for visitors who forget to bring their own. Pink hard hats are always available for loan and serve as a gentle reminder to think about safety and to bring your own personal gear.

 

 


 

About the Author

Christopher-Moran-President-e1423155518546-829x1024new - The Importance of Safety in the Construction Industry

Chris Moran, President,

has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Building Construction, Construction Program Management and Facilities Operations. This work includes over $5 billion of planning, design and construction of commercial facilities, hotels, multi-family housing, institutions of higher education, and K-12 facilities. Read More…