Safety is at the core of everything we do. For every job, our goal is simple: everyone goes home safely.
We believe that no job is so important that it cannot be done safely. And while the goal is simple, achieving it requires planning and hard work. In order to make this goal a reality, Boh Bros. supports a number of safety strategies and initiatives.
Management's Commitment to Safety
Safety starts at the top. The senior leaders of the company participate in weekly operations meetings, and all safety concerns, incidents, and near misses are discussed in detail. Root causes and lessons learned are distributed throughout the company so that our incident prevention efforts are being constantly refined.
Boh Bros., through its professional safety staff, conducts extensive safety training for all personnel and holds quarterly safety meetings for all foremen and superintendents. Additionally, we implement our company safety policies through pre-construction meetings, Tool Box Talks, Job Safety Analyses, Root Cause Investigations, safety alerts, and safety committee audits.
Boh Bros. is also a member of the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI), a national working group of CEOs and safety directors from the largest heavy construction contractors in the U.S. Through CISI, we proudly participate in the annual Safety Week campaign – a national movement geared toward increasing safety awareness, re-evaluating current practices, sharing best practices, conducting on-site educational activities, and celebrating the efforts of creating a healthy safety culture for everyone.
Boh Bros. makes use of an invaluable tool in Safety Net by Predictive Solutions. This interactive software allows us to record safety statistics and retrieve trend analysis. With both an iPad and phone app, safety managers are able to record information instantly on site in real time. The reporting analysis allows us to provide solutions across the board for the continued improvement of safety in our day-to-day operations.
Employee training is vital for maintaining a culture of safety on every jobsite. At Boh Bros., we strive to equip every employee with the tools they need to keep both themselves and others around them safe. Boh Bros. offers the following training in-house: First Aid / CPR / AED, Forklift Safety, OSHA 10-Hour Construction, OSHA 30-Hour Construction, Qualified Rigger/Signalperson , Aerial Lift Safety, Excavation Competency, Confined Space & Emergency Rescue, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, Hazard Communication, Fall Protection, Fire Prevention / Protection / Extinguishers, Scaffold Safety Awareness, Traffic Flagger, All Purpose Saw / Chain Saw Safety, and Crane Assembly / Disassembly Director.
Recognition for Our Culture of Safety
Boh Bros. has received a number of awards for our commitment to safety on every jobsite, including:
- Certificate of Commendation for Excellent Safety Record – Associated General Contractors (AGC)
- Platinum STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) Award – Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)
- New Orleans District Large Contractor Superior Safety Performance Award – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)