At Ames Construction, our first priority is to protect our most valuable asset — our employees. Our commitment to jobsite safety is supported by an integrated team of Ames health and safety professionals dedicated to meeting any workplace challenge or site condition. Our staff provides programs, policies and training specific to project needs. As the recipient of numerous prestigious safety awards for excellence, along with construction safety statistics that consistently rank above industry averages, our record speaks for itself.
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We implement our comprehensive corporate safety program on all Ames Construction project sites. Based on a philosophy of training and accountability, this commitment begins with top management, extends through all levels of supervision and is regularly communicated to all craft personnel. Our supervisors also receive ongoing training to improve skills and maintain safety assurance.
More than 50 Ames safety and health professionals work with each production team to evaluate safety measures for each potential project. During construction, safety and supervisory staff continually monitor the work environment to identify and eliminate potential hazards and assure full regulatory compliance. Ames is highly experienced working in a variety of industries regulated by OSHA, MSHA, Bureau of Reclamation, DOT, Corps of Engineers and others.
We take a proactive approach to loss control, identifying safety issues before they occur using a customized safety audit system. Workforce candidates must pass a pre-employment substance abuse screening, and our Substance Abuse Policy includes post-accident and random screenings. New employees participate in an introductory jobsite safety orientation and all craft employees participate in weekly toolbox safety meetings, with task-specific safety briefings given at the beginning of each work day.
For more than five decades, Ames has made, and continues to make, jobsite safety our first priority-every day on every project.