Safety & Quality

Safety and Quality are woven into everything Foundation Steel does. We design safety in the earliest stages of our participation in a project. In design assist, we search out how we can best help the architect/engineer design safety into the bid drawings. Our first goal is to eliminate hazards where possible. After that our next goal is to design a thorough erection plan and project specific Safety Plan. We don’t approach these in a routine fashion but take care to look at each project as though it is our ONLY project and that it is the most dangerous project we have ever had and therefore we need to be extremely detailed.

We approach our Safety program like a chain – only as strong as our weakest link. Foundation Steel trains, mentors, and empowers our workforce with the necessary knowledge and tools to work both safely and efficiently. This approach ensures that our ironworkers are held accountable to complete every project with the highest safety and quality standards for continued success.

Our dedicated Safety and Quality Management team ensure that each portion of every project is completed to the full satisfaction and expectations of our clients. We are an active member of the American Institute of Steel Construction, AISC, and the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association, MBCEA.

  • Comprehensive and usable Safety and Health Plan
  • Extensive new hire safety orientation followed by a comprehension quiz
  • Disciplinary policy that is followed
  • We subscribe to best practices rather than minimum OSHA requirements
  • Weekly tool box talks
  • Daily individual task hazard analysis cards completed by each team member
  • Morning safety huddle
  • Annual company-wide safety training.
  • Several foreman trainings throughout the year
  • Active safety committee
  • Positive reinforcement program

From our work on the The Andersons Headquarters.

Safety Memberships

                                                    

Safety Awards

2016: Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Division of Safety & Hygiene

  • Group Award - Held the lowest incident rate in our group.
  • 100% Award - Worked the entire calendar year without an injury or illness resulting in a day away from work.
  • Achievement Award - Decreased our incident rate by at least 25% from the previous year.

2017: Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Division of Safety & Hygiene

  • Group Award – Held the lowest incident rate in our group.
  • 100% Award – Worked the entire calendar year without an injury or illness resulting in a day away from work.

"Foundation Steel knows how to get the job done. Whether it's a straightforward new build or a complicated tie-in to existing structures, Foundation will deliver a stellar finished product."

Brian Chapman, Vice President, IPS

"Foundation Steel is a trusted partner who consistently contributes to our shared success. "

Rick Kusmer, Senior Project Manager, Mosser Construction, Inc.

"Foundation Steel was a true partner working through a late delivery of pre-engineered metal building siding."

Ray Benjamin, LEED AP │ Senior Project Manager, Turner Construction Company

"They are not a ‘not my problem’ kind of company, but rather a ‘let's tackle this together’ type. How refreshing!"

Dave McAlvey, Senior Estimator & PM, Granger

Ironworkers Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT)
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)
American Concrete Institute (ACI
Ironworkers International
National Safety Council (NSC)
Post Tensioning Institute (PTI)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Unified Certification Program (DBE)
ODOT Pre-Qualified Contractors EDGE and DBE (ODOT)
Safety Council of Northwest Ohio (SCNWO)
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Partnering Together For The Success Of The Project