The purpose of the management of B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. is to continually improve a safety program where every employee will strive to maintain a safe workplace and use safe work practices and procedures at all times.
Our initiative in establishing and maintaining a certified committee demonstrates our strong commitment to workplace safety and making Pennsylvania a safer place in which to work.
The purpose of the safety committee is to provide an opportunity for all levels of B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. employees to work together to improve workplace safety and health.
The Committee has four main objectives:
Toolbox Talks of 10 to 15 minutes in length are held on Tuesday of each week. A tracking system is in place to document employee and manager attendance. The topics that are chosen are relative to the hazards we experience. Some examples include:
When we’re on the road, safety begins with our vehicles. Our “Circle of Safety” program is focused on making sure our vehicle is safe before we climb inside. We complete a walk around inspection of the vehicle to identify unsafe conditions including:
BRK’s “Circle of Safety” cone is our daily hand-held reminder for our drivers!
The Keystone Chapter, Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC) recognizes the efforts of ABC members that strive to achieve effective safety practices at their firms and provides contractors with a tool to objectively evaluate their safety programs, policies, procedures, and training. The ABC's Safety & Training Evaluation Process (STEP) program distributes awards annually, ranging from Bronze to Diamond, with Diamond being the highest level achievable.