Folino Construction would like to congratulate the winners of the November 15th Safety Lottery Drawing:
1st Prize: $175 - Randy Baker
2nd Prize: $100 - Vincent Calgelia
3rd Prize: $75 - Christopher Janosko
4th Prize: $50 - Kelsey Brown
The Folino Construction awards employee safety through the Safety Lottery Program. Started in the 2015 construction season, employees become eligible for a lottery drawing every 30 days of accident free work. The lottery prizes grow with each additional 30 days accident free.
Congratulations to this month's drawing winners!
It is the policy of Folino Construction that accident prevention shall be considered of primary importance in all phases of operation and administration. The prevention of accidents is an objective affecting all levels of our company and its operations. It is, therefore, a basic requirement that each of our supervisors make the safety of all employees an integral part of his/her regular management function. It is equally the duty of each of our employees to accept and follow established safety regulations and procedures.
Folino Construction strives to maintain a Health & Safety Program conforming to the best practices of our field. To be successful, such a program must embody proper attitudes towards injury and illness prevention on the part of supervisors and employees. It requires the cooperation in all safety and health matters, not only of the employer and employee, but between the employee and all co-workers. Only through such a cooperative effort can a safety program in the best interest of all be established and preserved. Our goal is zero accidents and injuries.
Employees are expected to assist management in accident prevention activities. Unsafe conditions are reported immediately. Fellow employees that need help should be assisted. Everyone is responsible for the housekeeping duties that pertain to their jobs.
To the greatest degree possible, management will provide all mechanical and physical protection required for personal safety and health, but our employees must bear responsibility for working safely. A little common sense and caution can prevent most accidents from occurring.
Training & Education
Folino Construction is affiliated with various unions and works closely with them to schedule ongoing safety training to keep our employee's up-to-date in order to maintain a safe work-place. Folino Construction's "open door policy" provides open lines of communication which in turn establishes a safer work environment.
The Company's Senior Management Team works together with the Safety Committee, headed by the company’s Safety Director, Jon Walker, to enforce and manage every aspect of the company’s safety policies and procedures. The primary objective of the committee is to provide support to enhance the Company’s Safety Program. In addition to this primary mission, the Safety Committee encourages employees to participate in the safety process for betterment of all concerned.
Health & Safety Programs
In addition to the company’s Safety Officer performing on-site job inspections, our supervisors are required to perform inspections to assist in identifying unsafe acts and conditions before an accident takes place. If a hazard is found, supervisors are required to log the problem and correct it immediately. On a monthly basis Supervisors complete Job-site inspection forms, provide them to the Safety Manager which are then reviewed at monthly Safety Committee meetings.
Weekly "Tool Box Talks" Safety Meetings
Safety Meetings performed in the Field by our Foreman with their crews 5-10 minutes every Monday morning where they chose a topic that coincides with the type of work they are performing that day/week. We encourage the Foreman to hold additional meetings where applicable. We rely on our supervisory personnel to ensure implementation and enforcement of Safety meetings and their content. On a weekly basis Foremen complete Safety Tool Box Talks Forms and provide to the Safety Manager which are reviewed at monthly Safety Committee meetings.
The main purpose of the accident investigation program is to determine the causes of accidents and develop corrective actions to eliminate or minimize future, similar events.
A formal accident investigation is conducted for every accident which results in an injury requiring medical treatment or first aid and all “near miss” incidents having potential for serious personal injury. When practical, accidents resulting in minor first-aid or property damage should also be investigated. All Accident Investigation Reports are subject to a review by the Safety Committee and where applicable, re-investigation.
Respiratory Protection Program
Employees who perform duties that would expose them to harmful chemicals and/or dust in the air are required to go through this program. There are multiple steps including but not limited to a medical evaluation, Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), Safety Training and Respiratory Fit test. In addition to working with Med-Mobile to accurately and efficiently maintain this program, our supervisory personnel are trained to perform Qualitative Respiratory Fit tests in the field.
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Folino continues to train their employees on the new standards.