At ARCO, safety is our first priority. We are dedicated not only to making the construction process enjoyable and beneficial, but to ensuring safe and injury-free working environments for our associates, subcontractors and clients. We view risk management and the health and safety of each associate and subcontractor as our most important priority and vital to our operations.
We are dedicated to ensuring a safe and injury-free work environment.
Commitment to Safety
Ensuring every associate who works on our jobsites returns home safely each night is important to us. Our dedicated team of safety professionals helps us prevent injuries and complete projects as safely as possible.
We work with industry experts in Risk Engineering and Safety Loss Control to apply complete compliance and safe practices at our jobsites. By utilizing the professional consultants, we ensure all new regulations are reviewed and implemented, our training stays refreshed and current and our health and safety policy is consistently reviewed and enhanced.
Safety Program Objectives
Eliminate accidents and injuries for all project associates and subcontractors’ associates. Protect and preserve property from damage during the construction process.
Maintain an excellent EMR rating. Our current EMR is .79, which is well below the industry average.
Proactively cultivate and sustain a culture of safety, including conducting regular health and safety training and education sessions for ARCO associates.
Key Elements of ARCO’s Safety Program
ARCO conducts weekly safety “Tool Box” Talks for all ARCO and subcontractor field personnel.
Weekly safety inspections are documented by the job site superintendent using an 80-point checklist.
Pre-job meetings are held with key subcontractors to plan upcoming work safety.
All subcontractors are required to follow our strict PPE requirements which include high visibility apparel, hard hats, safety glasses, and 100% fall protection.
A DVD introduction to ARCO’s Safety Program is required for all ARCO associates and subcontractors.
Our safety handbook is distributed to all ARCO and subcontractor personnel.
All ARCO project managers and superintendents are trained in first aid/CPR and OSHA Construction 10-hour safety courses.