SAFETY IS EXCEL’S CULTURE
Understanding the value and importance of its team members, Excel is dedicated to enhancing the safety, opportunity and quality of work life of employees. Excel employs a full-time Safety & Training Director, a certified OSHA Outreach Trainer, who is focused entirely on safety education and enforcement.
Excel’s project superintendents and foremen are required to maintain their OSHA-30 certification. Many of Excel’s electricians and apprentices also have received OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 certification as well as Competent Person training. Safety training is a continual process at Excel.
Excel has won numerous awards in recognition of the company’s success in creating a safe work environment for its employees.
SAFETY TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS
In-house training is available for Excel’s employees qualifying them for the following certifications:
OSHA 10-Hour OSHA 30-Hour CPR First Aid AED and Blood Borne Pathogen Forklift Arial Lifts Scaffolds Ladders
Crane Signals / Rigging Haz-Com Lock-out / Tag-out Confined Spaces Fall Protection Trenching and Excavation PPE Fire Protection DOT Flagger
Detailed job site inspections are conducted and a report of findings is issued to the Excel’s project superintendent and Field Operations Officer. This report not only alerts Excel’s supervisors of potential violations or unsafe practices by Excel’s personnel but of other trades on the project site as well. Annual performance reviews for Excel’s supervisors include an evaluation of his/her ability to manage a safe project.
SAFETY RECOGNITION and EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT
Excel’s employees are rewarded for reaching “accident/incident free hours worked” milestones. Rewards start with an Excel tee shirt for 1,000 hours and go to $2,500 cash for 40,000 hours.
In five years (2008 – 2012), Excel has given awards for the following milestones:
1,000 Hours – 87 awards 1,500 Hours – 72 awards 2,500 Hours – 57 awards 5,000 Hours – 56 awards 7,500 Hours – 45 awards 10,000 Hours – 73 awards
12,500 Hours – 55 awards 15,000 Hours – 43 awards 20,000 Hours – 23 awards 25,000 Hours – 2 awards 30,000 Hours – 6 awards 35,000 Hours – 2 awards
A Safety Recognition Lunch is provided to Excel’s employees at the project site each time the project reaches 10,000 hours worked without a lost time accident. For smaller projects the milestone becomes 33% and 66% of total projected hours without a lost time accident.
2008 – 524,679 hours – 31 Safety Recognition Lunches
2009 – 363,278 hours – 19 Safety Recognition Lunches
2010 – 331,666 hours – 16 Safety Recognition Lunches
2011 – 238,691 hours – 10 Safety Recognition Lunches
2012 – 239,518 hours – 8 Safety Recognition Lunches