Our commitment to safety is more than a top priority – it is our core value. While priorities change, core values do not. Core values dictate behavior and shape our decision-making at every level. We do not compromise when it comes to safety. Before boots hit the ground, our employees are working hard to demonstrate safety is a core value by evaluating job safety analysis plans, completing hazard observation forms, and performing stop works. Our employees work together to implement our behavior based safety system and take responsibility for their safety, project safety, and the safety of their co-workers.
For us, safety does not end when we step off our project sites. Safe practices need to be observed in our homes, cars, and places where we spend time with our family and friends. That is why every year we ask all children and grandchildren of our employees to submit their safety-related drawings for our annual Safety Calendar Contest. The 12 winning entries are featured in a calendar, which is then distributed to all of RECON’s projects and offices.
This contest and the resulting calendar help remind us that safety is just as important in our personal lives as it is at the job site.
This is the third year of producing this calendar and we appreciate the participation from the RECON team and their family members. We are so proud of the entries and the great artwork exhibited by all!
We’re starting 2017 with this safety message about carrying safety with us every where we go. For us, safety does not end when we step off our project sites. Safe practices need to be observed in our homes, cars, and places where we spend time with our family and friends. We hope you keep this in mind throughout 2017!
RECON’s behavior based safety program originates from the philosophy that before an incident occurs, there are “at‐risk” behaviors that can be observed and corrected. The key is to identify these at-risk behaviors before they cause an incident and coach employees on the hazards of the behavior. Our February winner reminds us the importance of safety ownership.
In 2016 our CEO shared a 10-part safety minute series asking “Are We Just Lucky Or What?” Safety is not a matter of luck. Having a safe work environment is the result of deliberately carrying out safe tasks and implementing awareness, alertness, and caution. A safe work environment is created by design.
The message our April winner presents is twofold. First, it advises us to be organized and prepared before starting any task, i.e. planning our route, performing the proper assessment, and identifying hazards and corrective actions. Second, it reminds us that the importance of safety does not end when we step off the project site. Safe practices need to also be observed in our homes, cars, and places where we spend time with our family and friends.
In a safe workplace there are a lot of teams working together. While safe work practices start with individuals, our employees assume a safety leadership role and are responsible for the safety of their coworkers and team members.
While it is important to stay hydrated all year round, it is especially important to constantly stay hydrated during the hot summer months. Dehydration can be easily prevented by consuming proper liquids throughout the day.
Our July winner reminds us that we must practice safe tasks while enjoying outdoor activities during the summer.
This entry promotes safety among a team. Advocating safety can be applied at any age!
As summer cools down and back-to-school season is in full effect, it is important to provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school. The following are some school bus safety tips from the National Safety Council to share with students: (1) When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing or other behavior that can lead to carelessness and do not stray onto the street, alleys or private property. (2) Line up away from the street or road as the bus approaches and wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before approaching the bus. (3) Use the handrail when boarding the school bus.
Halloween and other holiday celebrations are fun times for children and families. When enjoying the festivities, it is important to keep safety in mind. Check out our Facebook page for Halloween safety tips!
Slips result from an unintended or unexpected change in contact between the feet and the walking surface. Our November winner shows us that good housekeeping is important for preventing fall accidents.
Our December winner reminds us to wear proper clothing to stay warm during the cold weather months. It encourages us to layer with hats, scarves, gloves, and boots. And once we’re bundled up, to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa!