A Culture of Safety
At Excel Constructors, we strive to create a culture of safety that involves everyone from our project managers to our field supervisors, craftsmen, and even clients. Since Excel’s first project in 1991, our NCCI EMR has been below 1.0, a strong indicator of our commitment to providing a safe working environment. Our number of lost-time incidents is below industry average, bringing peace of mind to those who hire us and contributes to our success of completing projects on time.
We are dedicated to assuring a safe environment for all who work on our job sites. Past incidents and near misses are continually reviewed to ensure we implement new, effective safety procedures. For example, after noting muscle strains were on the rise, we implemented pre-work stretching as a tool for reducing injuries. Continual evaluation of new safety equipment and techniques allow us to ensure our craftsmen have the best tools and protection available.
Next, we train every team member on safety. Field employees receive 10 hours of OSHA training, plus periodic training on specialty areas—like equipment operation or fall protection. Supervisors receive 30 hours of OSHA training, conduct weekly safety audits, and perform a random mock OSHA inspection once a month. Our “Toolbox Safety Talks” highlight one aspect of safety each week.
Finally, we make safety a part of our daily conversation—so it’s top-of-mind during every project. We even perform a Pre-Job Safety Analysis before each project and conduct monthly quizzes for tradesmen. It’s an important way to honor our very best tools—our people.