Job Site Safety
"At TSI, we cannot ever say enough about Safety in the workplace. We work in a hazardous industry that requires full time focus on safety. Therefore, we have worked hard to create a culture that embraces and enacts safety awareness. Accidents happen, usually as the result of risk taking, or our own unawareness that a hazard exists. At TSI, we utilize safe practices as we go about our daily business. Our obligation to ourselves and each other is to assure that every person in the company arrives home safely each day."
- Victor Cornellier, Board Chairman
In order to achieve our safety goals, we have “daily safety pre-task plans” that are to be complete by each group leader to ensure that everyone working on a given task at the job site in on the same page. Not only are tasks explained, but we also strive to identify any potential hazards and how to eliminate them. We also require that an AHA (Activity Hazard Analysis) is completed for each individual task. These AHA’s are to be read and signed off on by all employees involved in the task. George Lewis, TSI’s Safety Manager, work with the General Foreman to complete this prior to any work starting. The AHA’s are turned into the General Contractor for review and approval
Every shop and field employee is at least OSHA 10 certified, with the majority possessing OSHA 30 certification, with George Lewis OSHA 500 certified. TSI employs Ironworkers who have completed, or are going through, a 4-year apprenticeship program that trains them in OSHA safety standards, rules and government regulations. They are also trained in good housekeeping practices and understand the value of maintaining all tools & equipment to keep them in safe, working conditions.
TSI also does regular, unannounced Job Site Safety Inspections. Some of the issues that we look for are the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment and Fall Protection and good housekeeping.
TSI believes that all should be accountable for strict adherence to safety standards, rules and regulations regardless if they are from OSHA, the General Contractor or TSI.