Safety


SAFETY COMMITMENT

Safety is a core value at KHS&S Contractors. Our unwavering commitment to a culture of safety is demonstrated in our ongoing development of next practices, as well as constant evaluation of existing best practices. This is demonstrated by the consistent risk innovation undertaken in the field, comprehensive training made available to all employees, leadership support, and the role-modeling of our safety policies and procedures every day by every employee.

KHS&S is committed to providing a safe work environment and expects the same commitment from our employees. Safety on our projects is a team effort. As a team member and employee, it is a mandatory condition of employment for everyone to comply with all KHS&S safety policies and procedures. We strive to educate our employees on how to recognize, avoid, and prevent unsafe conditions within the workplace; moreover, we analyze trend compliance and incident data to best avert and mitigate incidents from the start.

With the support and commitment from all levels of the organization, we create a culture of safe and productive employees and ensure that employees return unharmed to their loved ones.

HOW WE DO IT:

Management Support

KHS&S’ leadership plays a vital role in developing and maintaining an ideal safety culture. The company aligns worker safety with organizational business strategy and values. It sets strategic visions, missions, and production targets and encourages growth and profitability - while simultaneously valuing worker safety and health throughout the organization.

 

Safety Training & Education

KHS&S Contractors is committed to providing safety and health related orientation and training for employees at all levels within the organization. The company maintains and supports a program to educate and familiarize employees with safety and health procedures, rules, and safe work practices. Our training topics and resources have been developed using company analytical data, industry leading criteria, and site-specific information. Our training includes some of the following topics:

  • Understanding Hazards in the Work Area
  • Hazards Associated with a Specific Job or Task
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Fall Protection
  • Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Boom, and other Mobile Equipment.
  • Scaffold
  • Ladders
  • Confined Space
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • General Site Rules and Industry Hazards
  • Accident / Incident Procedures
  • Lifting & Material Handling
  • Housekeeping
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Hazardous Communication
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Hot Work Process
  • Equipment
  • Trenching & Excavating
  • Cranes
  • Workplace Security Plan
  • Workplace Violence
  • Job Site Inspection Checklist
 

Involvement

One of the most effective ways to encourage involvement on our projects is through pre-task planning. Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)/Pre-Task Plans (PTP) assist with assessing hazards associated with a specific job task and establish methods for controlling or eliminating potential exposures. The process promotes open dialogue with team members as they discuss potential hazards and methods to mitigate risks, with the goal of protecting all employees and the public from any hazards.

Empowerment creates involvement. We’ve created a process of empowerment for our craftsmen to develop concepts and create processes to make our job sites safer. This has initiated creative innovation coupled with the “boots on the ground” knowledge that makes for effective safety practices. Our skilled craftsmen take ownership of our safety program and work together to continuously improve job site safety.

Leading by example with best industry practices is not a rarity at KHS&S - it’s what sets us apart. Our company shares its trials and successes to help and assist our trade partners and create a safer industry. We are involved with multiple trade organizations in which we contribute towards improved safety standards.

KHS&S safety is not a measurement of achievements or failures, our success is quantified by employees going home safe and sound to their loved ones.