Bulley & Andrews’ strong safety culture, developed and maintained by our dedicated employees, ensures people go home safe and healthy at the end of each day. Our efforts have resulted in one of the most significant accomplishments in our 130-yr. history:
This statistic is the most recent evidence of B&A’s commitment to safety. However, our EMR is consistently among the lowest in the industry.
With a safety rating among the best in the industry, Bulley & Andrews makes safety and training a top priority.
We are proud of our excellent safety record, achieved through the dedication of our employees and trade contractors. We work tirelessly to promote safe, accident-free environments which reflects our steadfast commitment to zero accident project sites.
Our Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is .75, among the lowest in the construction industry and well below the nationwide industry standard of 1.0. Our formidable safety rating is of particular importance to owners since it decreases insurance rates, resulting in direct cost savings.
Safety Created By Culture
For B&A, safety means much more than earning a low EMR, achieving favorable insurance rates and being compliant with OSHA regulations. It’s about making an exhaustive effort to develop and execute safe building practices to ensure safe working environments. We achieve and maintain impressive safety statistics by promoting a “safety first” mentality. Our safety culture is rooted in the core principle that safety comes before all.
B&A takes great pride in and devotes significant resources to fortifying our safety department and supporting its best practices and protocols. However, what sets us apart as an organization is a culture that doesn’t just set mandates and monitor compliance. B&A’s formidable safety culture is predicated on employees being the driving force in looking out for one another and creating and maintaining safe conditions. Regardless of what facets of the organization you serve, as a collective, we share a commitment: everyone should go home safe and healthy at the end of the day.
This ethos is readily evidenced by employees who proactively seek to improve our practices and work tirelessly to avoid accidents. An example of this heightened dedication is best personified by one of our safety staff who recently earned the OSHA 500 certification. This advanced training allows them to teach OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 hour safety and health outreach training programs and issue certifications to B&A employees. This not only allows staff members to conveniently continue safety training in-house, but also provides them with an opportunity to learn from their peers and champion our “safety created by culture” mentality.
B&A project teams conduct weekly, on-site toolbox talks and participate in safety review meetings as part of our rigorous safety program. We also hold quarterly safety training for all field supervisors. All B&A supervisors are OSHA 30-hour trained.
B&A’s safety professionals conduct regular safety audits and assist our project staff to ensure all OSHA and site-specific safety requirements are identified and met.
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COVID-19 Specific Protocols & Response
Bulley & Andrews believes we are always better when we work together. This allows us to stay safe, bring out the best in one another and continue to provide our clients with the high-quality, results-oriented service for which we are known.
In response to the COVID19 pandemic, we are resolute in prioritizing the safety and security of our employees, clients, industry partners and project sites. While B&A always strives to provide a high-level of service, responsiveness and communication, that commitment is heightened in these unprecedented times. The following outlines key measures B&A is implementing across all operations to ensure we are doing our part to contribute to a solution while working effectively to meet our clients’ building needs.
- B&A is operating in full compliance with all state and federal COVID19 mandates.
- Project teams continue to follow best practices, provided by our safety team, to ensure sites are safe, secure and clean at all times.
- A daily checklist is being completed by B&A teams and all trade partners on projects to ensure precautionary protocols are followed and all on site workers are screened for potential symptoms prior to the start of work.
B&A employees who are working on jobsites are directed to follow these additional measures:
- Whenever possible, do not enter through common entrances in occupied buildings, use a separate contractor entrance.
- Stay within designated construction areas to limit workers’ exposure to building occupants.
- Refrain from using public cafeterias within the facility you are working in and from communal eating in general.
- Ensure that hand-washing facilities are available and stocked with soap and water. Post information about proper hand-washing guidelines in a prominent place near those hand-washing stations.
- Set up disinfectant stations in high use areas with disinfectant wipes, sprays and hand sanitizer.
- Portable toilets should be cleaned at least three times a week and include hand sanitizing stations. If not made available from your provider, you are authorized to order a hand wash station.
- Wipe down and disinfect all commonly used surfaces daily. This includes meeting/lunch tables, data kiosks, keyboards, printers, desks and phones.
- Ensure you have adequate supplies of disposable cups and cease any use of communal coffee cups.
- Do not share Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Once taken out of the packaging, they belong to that person and may not be shared. Order extra supplies for visitors.
- The CDC now recommends cloth face coverings in public when social distancing is difficult to maintain. This can also be the case for certain activities on B&A projects. With that in mind, face coverings and gloves are required PPE when 6’ social distancing cannot be maintained on site.
- Refrain from carpooling, or utilizing ride sharing apps such as Uber or Lyft.
- Limit visitors to the project site to only those essential for the project’s progress.
- Crew members must not be in close contact during breaks. If necessary, break times shall be staggered, additional break areas shall be created, or breaks shall be taken outside.
- All trade gang boxes shall be separated by at least 6’.
- The use of stairwells should be encouraged.
- If elevators or other personnel hoists are utilized, the maximum number of occupants shall be determined to achieve proper spacing.
- Do not allow workers to congregate near elevator entry points or loading docks.
- Staggered start times may be required to reduce the number of workers entering the site at the same time.
- When/where possible, provide multiple points of access to limit the proximity of workers as they arrive and leave the site.
- In addition to staggered start times, multiple shifts may be necessary to achieve proper spacing of workers.