Safety First: The Importance of Safety Protocols
Earth Images is your trusted commercial landscape partner, not just another subcontractor, providing complete quotes, quality work, and responsive service. We stand behind our work ensuring you look good to the owner. As a certified Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and a union-affiliated organization, we pride ourselves in delivering quality erosion control and landscaping services to the public works and commercial markets. However, we cannot provide value without ensuring safety is at the forefront of our workforce; therefore, Earth Images follows a stringent safety protocol to protect ourselves, our partners and the community around us.
Earth Images’ Safety Protocol is as Follows:
- Daily pre-job safety talks (toolbox talks)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30 Hour Workplace Safety training for foremen
- OSHA 10 Hour Workplace Safety training for all crew members
- First-Aid training
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training
- OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) training
- OSHA Hazard Communication Standard training
- OSHA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required including hard hats, safety vests, protective eyewear, and cut resistant gloves
- Confined space training
- Forklift training for those who operate forklifts
- Certified applicator license for herbicide applicators
- Random site audits by our Safety Consultant to ensure compliance
While you may be familiar with a few of the trainings that are included as part of our safety protocol, what puts us at an advantage over others in the industry is the requirement of PowerSafe training for all our employees and the access to a Safety Consultant. We lay the groundwork for success so it is easy for you to work with us and have the confidence that our work will ultimately make you look good to the owner.
Trained in PowerSafe Courses for an Easy Transition
Like most subcontractors, Earth Images follows strict OSHA guidelines about health and safety awareness to reduce the risk of job site hazards. However, in addition to OSHA trainings, Earth Images also requires additional preparation, called PowerSafe training. The advantage of having PowerSafe training is that we can start a job with little to no additional training, yet as contractors, you can be assured that we will follow the appropriate measures necessary for the job, so that you can ultimately meet your own safety goals.
Earth Images Requires the Following PowerSafe Training Courses:
- Dust Awareness for Coal
- Dropped Object Prevention
- Lockout/Tagout, Fossil-Hydro (FHO) Generation Orientation, Hazardous Locations/Intrinsically, Human Performance Overview, Process Safety Management (PSM)/Risk Management Plan (RMP) General Awareness, Spotter/Observer Orientation and Generation
Equipped with the Expertise and Resources You Didn’t Know You Needed
Training can only cover so much ground, so for the times where there are gray areas, we have access to a Safety Consultant to ensure we are moving the project forward in the appropriate way, not putting it at risk or creating re-work. Many subcontractors don’t have a safety resource to refer to because they can’t justify the cost; however, in nearly thirty years of doing business, we’ve learned that if we have the right people on our team with the appropriate expertise, you will never regret those decisions. This is supported by our experience modification rate (EMR) of .86, which reflects our commitment to safety and lets you rest easy.
For more information on our safety protocol and to learn more about how our team is different from most in our industry, contact us.