We couldn’t have built a lasting foundation for our concrete construction company without observing the most rigid safety standards. The same applies to every project we take on. Our clients depend on East & Westbrook to work in their environment safely, with minimal disruptions. We take the trust they place in us seriously. It’s intentional that we put safety first in our motto of Safety-Quality-Performance. We are always working to execute our safety program and ensure that all equipment, property and people are protected during every concrete construction, repair and maintenance project.
Before a concrete construction project begins, we line out the scope of the job and establish safety requirements for all phases of the project. As soon as a project gets underway, we hold an all-hands safety meeting to assess the hazards of the job, coordinate work activities in a safe manner, and make sure everyone is informed on the proper safety practices required for that particular day. We continue to host these daily job briefings each morning before we begin and throughout the day as needed if our work plans change. We also schedule and conduct ongoing weekly safety inspections and closely monitor safety performance of our crews and subcontractors. We address and correct any issues promptly. Employees must adhere to all safety policies and use required safety equipment at all times.
Our employees’ safety begins as soon as they apply for a position with East & Westbrook. Applicants are pre-screened and immediately subject to compliance with our substance abuse program and background checks. We only hire employees who are dependable, highly competent in concrete construction and possess a positive attitude. All new hires must complete a comprehensive training program that
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Hazard Materials and Communication
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Fall Prevention
- Electrical Safety
- OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training for Construction
- Equipment Operation (i.e., forklifts, backhoe, excavator, skid steer loaders)
Our safety training is reinforced through on-site safety meetings, safety audits and job site inspections, as well as ongoing training and updates. East & Westbrook strives to maintain a culture of continuous improvement and employs two, full-time safety managers to oversee our extensive safety training and compliance program.