A WAY OF LIFE
Safety First, Always First
Our first core value is “Safety First, Always First,” and we relentlessly pursue the highest standard of safety so we can send each of our employees home to their families injury-free, every night.
Achieving and maintaining the safest environment possible takes teamwork, employee involvement and commitment from all levels of management.
Here’s how we do it:
All employees, office and field, must complete the OSHA 10-hour training before new employee orientation. Once this is completed, we outline our policies and procedures, which exceed OSHA standards, during our half-day orientation.
Field team members participate in weekly safety meetings, Toolbox Talks and Job Safety Analyses and receive 30 hours of OSHA training. Our office staff also engages in safety education by completinge 10 hours of OSHA training.
When a question of safety does arise, the safety team has a discussion with those involved, gathering information about the circumstances and asking employees what could have been done differently to make the task safer.
Employees are empowered to bring concerns, questions, suggestions and accolades to their superiors.
We foster the mindset that we look out for one another and ensure everyone is following proper safety protocols. We want all our employees to return home to their families injury-free, every night.
The foundation of our safety culture is employee buy-in and management support, which creates a safety-first environment at all levels of the organization.
All safety incidents are reported immediately to President Bill Riddle, as they occur, to keep him informed of what is happening at the ground level.
Safety at TP is not just a standard we uphold. It is a way of life. Our apprentices, our field and office team members and our leadership believe in our safety culture and relentlessly pursue the highest standards of safety. Our team's commitment to safety is contagious and often spreads to other organizations working on the same project.
As participants in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) we’ve implemented meticulous safety and health management practices that address hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment and worker involvement. We voluntarily submit to rigorous evaluations to identify ways we can continually improve our processes. OSHA and TP management and labor establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that employ comprehensive safety and health management systems.
Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health. In January 2005, TP Mechanical became the first mechanical contractor in the U.S. to achieve this exemplary designation and recognized star status.