Providing a safe and secure working environment is always the absolute highest priority at Paradigm Mechanical Corp.
We firmly believe the safety of our employees, the public, our clients, our subcontractors, and our environment cannot and will not be compromised by our operations. For this reason, we always place safety ahead of our production goals – without fail. If a job cannot be accomplished safely, it will not be completed. That simple. That surely.
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 via trade organizations such as AGC, ABC, etc.
- Job site 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
- Onsite training facility
- Quarterly meetings with insurance companies’ risks managers
- Regular tool safety checks
- Safety training employee incentive plan
- Pre-employment drug screening at an occupational medical facility
Safety from the Start
Our proven and committed approach to maximum safety starts at the time of employment. 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). Ongoing safety training is also a priority for all our employees and valued independent subcontractors.
Safety in the Field
When our employees are out in 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 regularly documented and updated.
We have also formed an internal safety committee comprised of upper management, QA/QC, and several of our highly trained foremen. This team meets every month to review our safety program and weekly job site audits. We discuss upcoming projects and select safety training needed to best prepare for and complete these projects. A member of our management team also sits on both the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety Committees. This immersion helps us stay involved in our local safety community while learning about the risks other contractors face – and how they work to mitigate those risks.