At Meyer Najem, safety is a core value that is central to the success of our projects. Construction can be a hazardous industry. With heavy machinery, working at heights, and potential exposure to dangerous materials, it is essential to prioritize safety on the job site. We value our employees and their families, and we are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.
We believe that safety is everyone’s responsibility, from our executive team to our field workers. By prioritizing safety, we can create a culture of awareness and accountability that benefits everyone involved in our projects.
So, what does construction safety mean to Meyer Najem? It means taking proactive steps to prevent accidents and injuries on our job sites, and even being innovative in our approach.
Some of the most common safety hazards in the construction industry include working at heights, electrical exposures, struck-by and caught-between hazards, ergonomic/musculoskeletal concerns, and complacency.
To prevent accidents and injuries, Meyer Najem follows several best practices, from pre-planning and training employees to recognizing hazards and encouraging employees to speak up. By requiring extensive OSHA Construction Training, our team is equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to operate safely on construction sites.
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) has empowered our employees to create the safest work environments possible. Meyer Najem has achieved the ABC STEP platinum certification making us 619% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) average and a 83% average lower Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) than the BLS average. Our aggressive position on safety has led our firm to obtain an Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of 0.69, ranking among the top in our industry.
“In addition to providing safety training, Meyer Najem is always looking for innovative ways to improve safety on our job sites,” said Traci Hardin, Vice President of Safety & Compliance. “We use apps for reporting safety inspections and submitting employee weekly safety toolbox talks, including submitting updates for our Job Hazard Analysis program when non-routine tasks occur.”
Safety is a top priority for Meyer Najem. We believe that a safe work environment is essential for the well-being of our employees and the success of our projects. By following best practices and continuing to innovate, we are committed to maintaining a culture of safety on our job sites.