Safety Comes First Every Day!
Gulf Mechanical is committed to safety in the work place at all times. We implement the OSHA standards as our minimum requirements, provide employee training and solicit feedback to keep our safety procedures effective and current. Our safety procedures safeguard every employee as well as the job site. These procedures achieve higher productivity levels and avoid costly work delays by maintaining a high level of safety awareness.
GMC has maintained injury and Illness rates below the BLS industry standards since its’ inceptions. Zero Lost Time injuries is a reality at Gulf Mechanical! We have not had a lost time injury since inception. The established safety procedures and standards have led to a successful safety program that has provided the below results; which are significantly less than the industry standard. A goal of a Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) of 3.0 is established each year. Currently, our 2015 rate has met our goal and is 50% below the industry standard. Our metrics display the quality of our safety program.
Each day begins with a daily tailgate safety session (a.k.a. Tailboard, Pre-Task Plan) in which each employee is informed of the tasks, identified hazards, and controls to safeguard the employee. The each employee is provided an opportunity to share any other concerns of information related to the tasks or site conditions. Once this information is conveyed, the employees are directed to their work tasks.
All field-level personnel must complete the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 10-hour course. All project managers and superintendents must complete the OSHA 30-hour course.
Our safety director provides the following training in-house to our field and supervisory personnel. Most programs are provided to every employee, however, some training programs are task specific.
-New Hire Orientation
-Global Harmonization Standard (HAZCOM)
-Excavations (Awareness and Competent Person)
-Fall Protection (Awareness and Competent Person)
-Confined Spaces (Construction and General Industry)
-Aerial and Scissor Lift
-Electrical Hazard Awareness
-GFCI and Assured Grounding
-First Aid and CPR
-Signal Person Qualification
-Proper lifting techniques
-Safe usage of flammable and combustible materials
(Lost Time Rate)