Pinkard is a company that takes safety seriously. For the 8th year in a row, they are participating in the OSHA Safety Standdown. This morning, Pinkard safety manager Dave Ruddy hosted a special event at the akin Golden Triangle job site, where OSHA representatives gave them valuable insights during their toolbox talk.
"Over the past five years, we've had very few falls or slips, which means [our team is] doing an excellent job on this," said Ruddy.
Here are a few tips Ruddy suggests that anyone could use to avoid a slip/fall incident.
Use only ladders that are free of damage and use them according to the manufacturer.
Inspect your walking-working surfaces for slip and trip hazards, then do what you can to correct these conditions or place a warning sign near them.
When working at heights, inspect the work area to see what fall prevention methods you need to stay safe.
Anytime you use fall protection equipment, inspect it for wear and tear and remove it from service if damaged.
Speak about the hazards of working at heights and help each other design a safe work plan.
Ruddy plans to host several weekly events, including the Krisana Apartments, Thrive affordable housing/Sun Valley infrastructure, and the Argyle Affordable Senior Living Community renovation job sites.
Pinkard's safety strategy involves focusing on and eliminating the four primary hazards in construction: falling, being struck by, caught between, and electrocution.
By prioritizing avoiding these significant dangers, Ruddy has discovered that crews can also prevent smaller safety issues. At Pinkard, safety is a top priority that is reinforced by upper management and embraced by all team members.
Crew members are motivated by safety bonuses and work together to ensure the well-being of everyone on the team's well-being, ensuring that each person returns home safely at the end of the day.
Thanks to a comprehensive suite of safety policies, among other measures, Pinkard has become a leader in the safety industry. Over the years, the company has maintained an above-average Experience Modifier Rate for its size and payroll, cementing its position as a standout contractor.