Safety in the Workplace
Ames Construction recognizes the value of a safe and healthy work environment. All levels of management are committed to make the company's project sites accident- and incident-free.
The commitment to safety begins with top management, extends through all levels of supervision and is clearly communicated to all craft personnel. A comprehensive corporate safety program has been developed, and is implemented on all Ames Construction project sites. The Table of Contents from the Ames Corporate Safety Manual is included in Appendix B.
The Ames staff of over 20 safety and health professionals works closely with each production team in the technical evaluation of each potential project. During construction, continual monitoring of the work environment by the safety and supervisory staff results in the identification and elimination of potential hazards, and assures full regulatory compliance. Supervisors at all levels undergo frequent training to maintain and improve their safety management skills. All craft employees participate in weekly toolbox safety meetings, and task-specific safety briefings are provided to all employees at the beginning of the day.
Ames Construction is proactive in our approach to loss control. All candidates for employment are required to successfully pass a pre-employment substance abuse screening. Our Substance Abuse Policy also provides for post-accident and random screening. All new employees are required to participate in an introductory safety orientation. All employees are required to participat in regularly scheduled toolbox safety sessions and other safety training.
The success of the Ames safety program is evidenced by annual statistics compiled on accidents and injuries. Pertinent data for the past five years is included above.