Certified Field Management
All field management is a Certified Competent Person in compliance with OSHA standard 1926 Subpart P (Appendix A â€“ F). This training provides specific knowledge about soil classifications, protective systems, and recognition of excavation hazards to enable workers to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate possible hazards. The designated Competent Person is responsible for continual observational safety checks of the work operations, and to enforce the safety policies and procedures. OSHAâ€™s excavation standards require CCS to have a Competent Person on site during any active excavation , and all employees trained in the hazards of trenching & excavation work. By being in compliance with this standard, we not only protect our employees but also avoid costly OSHA citations & penalties.
Since our workplaces contain spaces that are considered “confined” because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit them, we provide Confined Space Entry training based on the OSHA standard 1926 subpart AA to field management. A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and it is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. With potentially toxic and/or flammable conditions in these confined spaces, safety is most important to us.
Flagger Training and Certification is required by our management. Each state has its own requirements for certifying flaggers. CCS provides in-house training to certify our managers, as well as our flaggers in the states that we do business in.
Each Field Management Employee is also trained in First Aid and CPR certified.
Employee Drug Screening
CCS holds high standards with respect to drug screenings. Our rigorous drug screening program encompasses pre-employment, post-accident, and unconditional. CCS reserves the right to perform random drug test at the discretion of management.
CCS utilizes a Safe Work Practices Manual in compliance with OSHA standards to help protect all our employees. Construction can be a safe occupation when workers are aware of the hazards, and an effective safety and health program is used. CCS is proud to say we have had zero OSHA citations in the past three years. The safety programs we have in place speak to the quality of our management, our employees, and our fundamentals.
Site Specific Safety Plan
CCS is a company that is committed to protecting employees, clients and the general public on all our projects. This core principle is a company value of great importance. Our goal is ZERO incidents. Our guiding principles will evidence this philosophy and our future success.
- Senior management is responsible to support and monitor the safety, health and risk management process.
- Supervision shall possess the skills and commensurate with project responsibilities.
- All employees must comply with safety, health, and risk management requirements.
- Our goal is continuous improvement through analysis.
- The emphasis will be on the Safety, Health and Risk Management.
- The Planning Process and reduction of incidents will be our measure of our success.
On Site Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
As an important component of workplace safety, our SDS binder is intended to provide workers with procedures for handling needed chemicals in a safe manner. It focuses on the hazards of working with the material in an occupational setting.
SDSs are a widely used system for cataloging information and instructions for the safe use and potential hazards associated with a particular material or product. These data sheets can be found on every CCS job site and/or provided by our field management.
Weekly Safety Meetings
There is no doubt that our weekly safety training contributes to our â€œZero Incidentâ€ goals on job sites. CCS trains our employees without compromising efficiency, effectiveness, and profits. Management conducts brief and effective, safety training on-site where the hazards exist
Confined Space Monitoring and Rescue Plan
Our Confined Space Program requires a documented evaluation of all confined spaces as defined by OSHA standard 1926 Subpart AA. This permit documents the authorized entrants, attendants and entry supervisor. This ensures all are aware of the potential hazards involved and steps taken to mitigate and eliminate them. By having these standards in place, CCS greatly reduces accidents thus allowing us to complete the job on time.