Artukovich is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our employees, clients, subcontractors and the public with accident prevention as our most important core value. We understand the characteristic dangers of heavy underground construction. This is why we emphasize the importance of on-the-job safety, which we implement through our Safety Policies and Procedures Manual A.K.A. IIPP (Injury & Illness Prevention Program).
It is our policy to provide a safe workplace for our employees and to observe all State and Federal Laws and Regulations. We maintain a safety and health program designed to train our employees to follow safe practices, and identify unsafe working conditions.
Safety & Health
Safety is part of each employee’s job responsibilities. Active participation and adherence to the Safety Program is a condition of employment. We work together to make every workplace safe by detecting and correcting unsafe working conditions and practices. It is our goal to eliminate accidents and injuries.
The following objectives and goals have been established to gauge the success of our program, for minimum guideline, and the Safety Plan is reviewed annually by the Safety Coordinator.
To provide a safety and health program consistent with good operating practices and maintain compliance with applicable safety and health regulations, Cal/OSHA Section 3203 and the requirements of SB198, and other STATE plans that may be in effect.
To create an attitude of safety consciousness within the management, supervision, and employees. We establish a spirit of cooperation and teamwork throughout all operations regarding all health and safety matters.
Our safety program includes:
Preplanning for safety in every portion of the operation through active cooperation of management,
drawing upon their expertise to anticipate/mitigate accident producing situations
Provide mechanical and physical safeguards to the maximum extent possible in compliance with
government regulations, i.e., State or Federal OSHA, Fire Codes, etc.
Conduct a program of safety and health inspections to discover and correct unsafe working conditions
or practices; to control health hazards; and to comply fully with the safety and health standards for
each job, operations
Safety training for all employees on good safety and health practices
Providing the necessary personal protective equipment and instructions for its use and care
Developing and enforcing safety and health rules and requiring all employees to cooperate with these rules as a condition of employment
Investigating every accident promptly and correcting the problem to prevent recurrence
Our employees receive on going safety training that begins at their induction and continues on a daily basis. Our employees learn about: Confined Spaces, Work Zone Safety, First AID/CPR, Trench Shoring, Hazardous Material, Respiratory Protection, Safety Inspections and many complete the Competent Person Training Program administered by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA).
At the start of each day, supervisors conduct an inspection of any possible hazards and communicate any concerns with all employees. In addition, weekly meetings are administered by the Foreman known as a “tailgate talk” which allows crews to discuss important topics pertaining to specific jobs.