ZERO INCIDENTS SAFETY PROGRAM
Barriere’s first and most important commitment is to protect our employees and the public entering our job sites to the fullest extent possible. Our safety goal is zero incidents.
We believe that all incidents are preventable, a philosophy that is incorporated into our methods of employee training and development.
Safety is a responsibility that cannot be delegated.
Our project management teams are directly responsible for safety on their projects. They have the authority and responsibility to implement all aspects of our safety program. Our crews also understand that we expect all Barriere employees to take the attitude that “safety begins with me” and to accept responsibility for their own behavior.
Barriere crews are certified by third-party prequalification providers like Avetta and ISNetworld that connect corporations in capital-intensive industries with safe, reliable contractors. In addition, our project teams always include an OHSA-certified “competent person,” i.e., a person certified to be knowledgeable about all applicable safety standards. And every team member carries a TWIC card.
Our safety program is on display in each of our policies and job-site procedures. The program includes:
- Pre-construction Hazard Analyses
- Weekly Tool Box Talks
- Daily Task Analysis Reviews
- Root Cause Failure Analyses
- Safety Alerts
- Management Safety Audits
- Regulatory Training
We also measure and track our safety Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and we compare both our leading and lagging indicators to our past performance and to industry standards. Through our total commitment to an ongoing, comprehensive safety program, Barriere has achieved an excellent safety record. A record we take great pride in.
Executive Leadership Walks Conducted
Employees Recognized for Contributing to Safety Goals
OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate
Average OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate for the Past 3 Years
Job Site Audits Conducted by Project Management Teams
Pre-shift Safety Meeting Audits Conducted by Project Management Teams
OUR EMPLOYEES OWN
Our Employees Commit to “The 6”
To prevent serious injuries and fatalities, we ask every employee to accept six core responsibilities. Everyone works together to ensure that “The 6” is discussed on every project. The six responsibilities are integral to our companywide effort to protect health and life and to supporting our Journey to Zero incidents.
Policies That Protect
Our safety program policies are designed as resources for our crews in creating and establishing a safe work environment.
Stop Work Authority
Safety Reward Cards
Barriere is one of only 18 construction companies in the country to receive the Associated Builders and Contractors’ National Safety Excellence Award. The award recognizes companies that “exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and whose safety performance and programs are judged to be exemplary.”
National Safety Council – CEOs Who “Get It”
In 2018 our CEO, Peter A. Wilson, was one of eight CEOs nationwide to be recognized by the National Safety Council for their “proven track records of putting safety first.”
Construction Industry Safety Excellence
2017 Construction Users Roundtable Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award
National Safety Week
Participants in Construction Safety Week and National Work Zone Awareness Week