Environmental Health & Safety
Safety in our industry is job one and at HMH Contractors we place the highest priority on employee and work place safety.
Our formal safety program includes daily safety huddles, weekly tool box talks and monthly safety audits at each jobsite and daily evaluations of changing jobsite conditions with immediate corrective action to unsafe conditions. Our successful approach to safety uses much more than just this program, utilizing both top-down and bottom-up approach, with constant employee involvement. Safety starts at the time of employment with each prospective employee receiving new employee safety & environmental training, which is a basic safety review and a general overview of OSHA's specific safety requirements for confined spaces, fall protection, and PPE. When our employees get to the field their safety training is extended to cover specific job/activity hazard analysis. HMH's daily safety huddle with all crews reviews the daily work plan and any specific safety issue the employees might encounter. Each week, our employees have a specific "toolbox talk" which addresses appropriate topics i.e. fall protection, welding safety, hand tool safety, etc. The talks are coordinated with the type of work being conducted and any seasonal information.
Employee training is documented and updated regularly. We rely on constant supervision to monitor, review and improve our program. The majority of our superintendents have OSHA 30-hour certifications and many of our foremen have 10-hour certifications.
One advantage we have in safety is we have taken the steps to be certified trainers and train competent persons. Our health & safety director, Phil Dockter, is dedicated to safety full time. He has a BS in Environmental Science/Safety Management from Indiana State University, over 30 years experience and OSHA 30 trained with numerous EH&S certifications.
Safety and health comes first at HMH Contractors and we have made a strong commitment to both our employees and resources.
We believe in safety, every day...every job!