Built on Safety is the theme for National Construction Safety Week 2020, and, each day this week, Barriere will be focusing on different topics that pertain to the national agenda in our morning Task Analysis Review (TAR) meetings. This is an opportunity to reflect on the ways that we keep each other and the general public safe and how we can continuously improve our safety programs in solidarity with one another and our industry peers.

Monday – September 14th
National #StandDown4Safety and “The 6” Origins

OSHA identified the Fatal 4 incidents in the construction industry – Falls , Struck by Objects, Electrocution, and Caught In/Between – to raise awareness about serious injuries and fatalities (SIF) and help prevent them. Falls from elevation account for 33% of fatalities within the industry and continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers. As part of Safety Week, we are participating in the National Safety Stand Down, which raises fall hazard awareness across the country.

Barriere implemented “The 6” program to address the indicators for potential SIF within our own company. Our owner-chaired, employee representative Safety Committee reviewed 7+ years of internal data and created a hazards inventory that led to the classification of company hazards and the identification of “The 6” Barriere SIF indicators:

  • New Employee
  • Safe Zones
  • Traffic Control
  • Utilities
  • Heat Stress
  • Lock Out/Tag Out

When we Own Our 6, we have the potential to reduce 80% of SIF on our Journey to Zero incidents!

Tuesday – September 15th
Focus on the Fundamentals: Hazard Recognition Program Review

Wednesday – September 16th
Safety Lunch: “The 6” Overview and the Key Performance Indicators Program Update

Thursday – September 17th
“The 6”: Performance in 2020

Friday – September 18th
Thank You, Construction Workers: The B Guarantee

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