Priority 1 – Safety

SafetyProviding a safe working environment is the highest priority at Paradigm Mechanical Corp. We firmly believe the safety of our employees, the public, our clients, our subcontractors, and environment, cannot be compromised by our operations. For this reason, we always place safety ahead of our production goals. If a job cannot be accomplished safely, it will not be done.

Our successful approach to safety starts at the time of employment with each prospective employee receiving a basic safety training overview, a general review of OSHA’s specific safety requirements for confined spaces, fall protection, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Paradigm Mechanical Corp. has formed an internal safety committee consisting of upper management, QA/QC, and several of our highly trained foreman.  We meet every month to review our safety program and weekly job site audits.  We discuss upcoming projects and select safety training needed to prepare for and complete those projects in a safe manner.  A member of our management team also sits on both the Associated Builders and Contractor (ABC) and Associated General Contractor’s (AGC) Safety Committees.  This helps us to stay involved in our local safety community and learn about the risks other contractors face and how they mitigate those risks.

When our employees go into the field, their safety training is extended to cover specific job/activity hazard analysis. We also have weekly “tailgate” safety meetings where the entire crew reviews a particular safety topic. All employee training is documented and updated regularly.

Paradigm currently has an excellent safety record with only one lost-day accident during our seven years of operation.

Our safety culture is based on:

  • CPR/First Aid Certification offered for all employees
  • Continuous in-house safety courses provided for all employees
  • Outside safety and process training through trade organizations, such as AGC, ABC, etc.
  • Jobsite Hazard Analysis for each new project and/or project phase if necessary
  • Weekly job site safety meetings — tailgate meetings
  • Monthly Company “All Hands” Safety Meetings
  • Quarterly meetings with Insurance Company’s Risk Manager
  • Regular tool safety checks
  • Accident-free employee incentive plan
  • An occupational medical facility is utilized for pre-employment drug screening