Safety & Quality
Our Safety Program
Alliance is committed first and foremost to a safe and healthy work environment. Our safety record places Alliance in the top echelon of construction and maintenance companies in the United States. To that end, we have trained our field management personnel in the recognition, avoidance and prevention of conditions and behaviors that lead to accidents. Alliance has implemented several proactive plans and Best Practices that have improved our safety performance and results.
Behavioral Based Safety
The Behavior Based Safety Program is intended to enable Alliance employees to report and record safety observations, most importantly stopping work that is unsafe.
- Data is reviewed weekly at the job site and updated by corporate safety for review by upper management
- Involves employees and subcontractors
- Gather and Trend Data Regularly (Intra-net based)
- Increases Hazard Recognition
- Enhances Reporting (Employees feel free to share information on hazards)
- Number One Message – All employees have the obligation to recognize and stop work that is unsafe!
- ‘Push-Back’ is expected of employees if given unsafe direction by their superiors or clients.
Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
JSAs are written plans produced by assigned crews to review, plan and document the task at hand each day prior to starting work.
Every employee must:
- understand the task
- be aware of the hazards
- learn to mitigate the hazards
- revisit JSA plans every few hours as conditions may have changed
We utilize a process for standardizing on-site job monitoring and auditing called MAP.
- Implementation of the mandatory job site audit
- Utilizes a routine internal audit form for managements use to monitor:
- Contract Management Controls
- (Consistent execution of projects)
We provide essential safety training as prescribed in OSHA Process Safety Management Guidelines, which includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training and HAZCOM Training. PPE and HAZCOM training are part of our new-hire orientation, which is required before any employee is allowed to work in the field. All employees are informed of their responsibilities and rights under OSHA Process Safety Management guidelines.
Essential elements of our safety process:
- Electronic tracking and monitoring to document safety observations
- New hire orientation (HAZCOM, PPE, Lock-out/Tag-out, Ladders and Climbing)
- Third party special safety training for all new hires as required
- Formal Substance and Alcohol Abuse Policy – new hire, random, for cause
- Full-time Safety
- Representative on all projects as required by policy
- Field safety auditing processes
- Regular site visits by management
- Daily safety meeting and safety task analysis performed on every job
- Site safety assessments by Safety and Loss Prevention professionals
- Required safety observations and hazard recognitions completed by all employees
- Required feedback with immediate feedback with the right to stop work
- Safety award programs and incentives
- Pre-employment physical testing
- Short service employee policy to mentor and oversee new Alliance employees
Client compliance and management safety requirements are met through Alliance’s active participation in the following:
- PEC Premier
Alliance’s Senior Management has raised the expectation of manager, supervisors and employees as to the importance of the Alliance safety practices.
- Expectations are clearly communicated
- Accountability is enforced
- Safety Policies start at the top and are communicated to the front line
- Safety Practices start at the front line and are communicated to the top
- All employees know and understand expectations of all Alliance safety programs