Safety & Health
To send everyone home SAFELY at the end of every day, EVERYWHERE.
FORGEN recognizes the importance of safety to the public, our employees, clients, and host communities. Our Incident and Injury-Free™ (IIF™) Commitment creates a culture where safety is personal, relative and important.
FORGEN recognizes the importance of safety to the public, our employees, clients, and host communities. Our Incident and Injury-Free™ (IIF™) Commitment creates a culture where safety is personal, relative and important. Becoming IIF™ is a journey of continuous improvement where leadership teams and employees at all levels collaborate to create positive change in people, processes, and organizational culture. Our IIF™ Commitment is demonstrated first by our Executive and Project Leadership Teams who set the example by engaging employees personally and encourage participation.We combine traditional safety processes and practices with personal engagement and demonstrated care for each employee in order to improve and achieve safety excellence.
Our New Employee IIF™ Orientation opens lines of communication, creates relationships, and gives each individual an opportunity to explore how they think, feel, and relate to safety.
While our safety professionals lead the efforts with traditional safety programs and procedures, the New Employee IIF™ Orientation is delivered by at least two operations leaders who are certified IIF™ trainers. This conveys to our employees that our safety culture is not just promoted by safety professionals, but by all members of the Forgen leaders, from Project Managers and Superintendents, to our Chief Executive Officer. Additionally, all project personnel, including our subcontractors, are empowered with full Stop Work Authority (Stop-Talk-Accept) for safety concerns.
In conjunction with a site-specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP) and task-specific Activity Hazard Analyses (AHA’s), all field activities and risk mitigation strategies include our Life Saving Absolutes (LSA’s). Our LSA’s are the ten most critical safety and health requirements that have the highest severity potential in our line of work. The LSA’s are non-negotiable, and intentional violation is cause for mandatory time off, further disciplinary action, and possible termination.
Naturally, our IIF™ commitment and culture will be fully integrated into all aspects of every project. Our commitment also includes full compliance of 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry; and 29 CFR 1926, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction.
IIF™ delivery is our commitment on every project – no injuries, no property damage, and no adverse community or environmental impacts. The safety of our personnel, clients, subcontractors, and the surrounding community is a core value, never to be compromised for production, profit, or ancillary project goals.
Pre-project orientation is provided for all field personnel and subcontractors prior to commencing work. Emergency procedures will be detailed in the HASP and reviewed with all personnel participating on the project. Topics to review will include pre-emergency planning, site communications, emergency equipment and supplies, incident response, evacuation procedures, emergency medical treatment, and incident notification and reporting.
Forgen requires all employees and subcontractors to:
- Promote safe behavior(s) with all coworkers and subcontractors
- Recognize safe behavior(s) at the management level
- Communicate that everyone has “Stop-Work-Authority”
- Report and learn from all incidents, near misses, and stop work situations
- Report all substandard and hazardous conditions or practices
- Observe safety instructions for hazardous substances
- Wear appropriate personal protective equipment for the task being performed