Health & Safety News to LIVE By Q1-21
|If you read that title and thought, “Not another COVID article” – we understand! A year into the pandemic has left us all drained in so many ways. But, we would be remiss not to applaud the efforts of our field team and staff. Through a year that brought more challenges than we could have ever imagined, our folks continued toadapt to change, work safely, and work together. We are so proud of each and every one of you and sincerely appreciate your efforts, sacrifices, and commitment toserving our life-sustaining clients.|
|You make CD&A a great company to work for and with and we can not express|
our gratitude enough. Keep up the good work and stay safe!
|Our internal Whole Body Health & Safety Program continues to grow! Our Q1 Challenge, a virtual food drive benefiting Philabundance, kicked off this week and we are excited to partner with such a worthy cause and reputable organization. We would also like to invite you all toparticipate! Please visit the link to join our team- donations can be made in any dollar amount and submitted anonymously.|
|Every $1 donated provides 2 meals to those seeking hunger relief in the Delaware Valley with over 90,000 people served weekly! We will be collecting donations until April 9th and look forward to sharing results in our next newsletter. Please consider donating!|
WIC Week 2021
WIC Week 2021 was a huge success! This initiative, created by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is held annually in March tobring awareness to job opportunities in the industry and to celebrate the pioneering women in this sector. We honored this tradition with both internal and external events, companywide commemorative shirts, a donation to NAWIC’s Education Fund, and exciting giveaways! Additionally, our team created a socially-distant video to drive home our support and message for diversity and inclusion.
Check it out on our website!
Innovative Safety Success Alert! While tasked with renovating sections of an active research laboratory building, our team pre-planned response solutions should an incident occur. One of those potential incidents, a sprinkler discharge, was identified and steps were taken to provide information and equipment to minimize the impacts. In addition to signage detailing emergency contacts, a map consisting of travel routes, and a written response procedure, our team assembled equipment needed to mitigate significant damage. The equipment includes a ladder, wet vac, buggy to capture the discharge, plastic sheeting, sump pumps, hoses, duct tape, extension cords, etc.
While we all work diligently to prevent incidents from occurring, incident response remains a critical component of our safety model.
Hats off to our team for thinking ahead and taking action before an incident can occur!
This month, OSHA released their Most Frequently Cited Serious Violations lists for Fiscal Year 2020. The construction industry violations are as follows:
1. Fall Protection– Residential Construction
2. Eye & Face Protection– Use of Appropriate Protection
3. Ladders– Not Extended 3 ft. Above Landing
4. Fall Protection– Training for Those Exposed to Fall Hazards
5. Fall Protection– Unprotected Sides & Edges
6. Head Protection– Use of Protection
7. Aerial Lifts– Fall Protection
8. General Safety & Health Provision– Inspections By a Competent Person
9. General Safety & Health Provision– Frequent and Regular Inspections
10. General Safety & Health Provision– Employer to Maintain Program
Unfortunately, fall protection remains a leading offender for most frequently cited violations for the tenth straight year. We urge everyone to emphasize engineering hazards during the design phase and building safety into the project. Spend time pre-planning efforts, train folks accordingly, and continuously research new and innovative solutions to prevent fall hazards in the industry. Our sector employs some of the best and brightest at problem-solving, let’s engage dialogue and work collaboratively to send our workers home safe! Please contact us for a field assessment or training course!