At RECON, safety is a core value. Our employees are our most valuable assets and we are fully dedicated to protecting the health and safety of all our employees.
An effective safety program must be endorsed by upper management. At RECON, safety starts at the top involving management leadership commitment and accountability. We know that to be truly successful, we must take personal responsibility for the safety of ourselves and those around us, both on and off the job. Due to the nature of our work, we surround ourselves in layers of defense. We enforce a behavioral based safety program, wear proper protection, perform safety assessments and strive to continually improve training, protocol and procedures.
RECON is committed to the belief that every accident, and therefore every injury, is preventable. We embed that philosophy into every project and through our diligent efforts we have consistently maintained a safety rating well below our industry peers.
Behavior Based Safety
In addition to the standard OSHA-required safety programs for the construction and hazardous waste industries, RECON has implemented a Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program. Our BBS program is a peer-to-peer driven process designed to improve safety awareness and make safe behavior and safe workplace conditions part of our corporate culture. Though identifying at risk behaviors, our team is able to analyze trends and work as a team to provide the necessary education or tools needed to eliminate these potentially hazardous behaviors.
To support our BBS program, RECON participates in a web-based program known as “Safety Trends.” This website allows our project management team to log observation forms and record at risk behaviors so managers can analyze any trends that may develop among employees. These reports allow our team to take proactive measures to correct unsafe behaviors by providing additional training, on-site safety stand down meetings or communicating lessons learned.
RECON training or procedures that support our health and safety program include:
- Employee safety incentives through participation
- Pre-project / pre-risk planning
- Health and safety / job hazard analysis
- Site safety audits and inspections
- Orientation / training
- Accident and incident investigation to develop lessons learned
- Drug and alcohol testing
- CPR, AED, and first aid training