Our Safety Culture

Zero Fatalities, Zero Incidents, Zero Injuries

Maintaining strong industry safety measurements is important, but it doesn’t go far enough in keeping our workers safe. Instead, KHS&S has adopted an incident and injury-free culture with the goal of every project being completed with zero injuries. To achieve this goal, we operate a proactive safety program with three main focal points.

Staffing and Education

Craft supervisors know OSHA standards and have the competencies and training to direct work in a safe manner. All staff will be given the training, resources and support to ensure compliance and safety. This involves formal safety awareness and training programs beginning with orientation and continuing with tool-box talks and safety stand downs.


Safety planning starts in early in preconstruction and continuous throughout the construction process. Job hazard analysis (JHA), pre-task planning (PTP) and crew engagement at every step helps identify and reduce risks before they become injuries.


Safety inspections, safety audits and competency reviews monitor compliance and quickly correct deficiencies to ensure every worker goes home safe at the end of every day. Trade partners are prequalified and required to maintain the same KHS&S safety standards.

Featured News

Safety Stats are Only a Scan Away

KHS&S has launched a new cloud-based Credential Verification Services (CVS) program that uses QR codes to immediately illustrate a worker’s safety credentials and certifications. Using a smart phone reader, general contractors, OSHA representatives and other members of the project team are able to simply scan a sticker printed with a unique QR code to access real time credential listings, expiration dates and even view a copy of certification documents.

QR stickers, which are unique to each field employee, are put on hardhats so they are readily accessible.

With newer smart phone having a QR code reader built into their cameras, accessing safety credentials is easier than ever.

The CVS program is another example of how KHS&S is using technology to work more efficiently and bring information digitally to the job site.

Scan the code to see the results.

Safety Spotlight

Staying Safe 41 Stories Above Dallas

While safety is a priority on every job site, the 41-story Atelier luxury high-rise residential tower in Dallas is providing some particularly lofty challenges.

Before crews ever set foot on the site, procedures and training were developed, so each individual understood the inherent safety risks of working at such extreme heights. It was crucial every team member was given the tools and knowledge to remain safe while working on the towering project.

Awards & Certificates

We Have a Long History of Safety Excellence

Every year, KHS&S participates in the STEP safety program.  And we’re proud to say we have earned STEP designations every year for the past two decades.

Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work. Participating ABC member firms measure their safety processes and policies on 25 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce job site incidents.

We’re proud of our safety record and even prouder of our employees who keep our job sites safe every day.