Safety is more than just a word at Foundation Steel. It is incorporated into every aspect of a project even at the earliest stages. When we look at a project we try to help the architect/engineer design safety into the drawings. Our first goal is to eliminate hazards where possible. After that, we 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 employees are held accountable to complete every project with the highest safety and quality standards for continued success.
Our dedicated Safety Management team ensures 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 toolbox 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
- Positive reinforcement program
For more information, feel free to contact our Director of Risk Management Olivia Beebe.
Safety Training Highlight
While working above six feet there are only 3 exceptions in which you do not need to be tied off:
>>A warning/flag line system has been properly installed a minimum of 6’ from the edge clearly marking a safe zone and you are standing/working inside the flagged area. Clearly marked means the lines are erected with flags, corners are in place and the flagged lines are extending the entire length of the safety zone on ALL sides. No part of the line may be down.
>> A guard rail system has been properly installed and erect and you are standing/working inside the guard rails.
>>A perimeter cable system has been COMPLETELY installed and you are standing/working inside the perimeter cable.
See Something ~ Say Something
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.