Providing a safe work environment for everyone is our primary concern at Southwest Corporation. Both, clients and workers benefit from Southwest Corporation’s proven safety program. We firmly believe that a safe work place is the key to operational excellence and eliminates injuries and property damage with the additional benefit of reducing operating costs. Our philosophy is to never let up in our safety efforts and work toward achieving our best every day.
Going above and beyond to eliminate accidents is the aim everyday for everyone on a Southwest Corporation job site. Our safety program exceeds OSHA requirements raising the bar on the commitment to safety.
We have a culture of safety. Excellence in safety is not a goal, it is an expectation. We establish this expectation from the start. Safety training is an integrated part of Southwest Corporation's new employee orientation program. Every employee receives the on-site training prior to working on a project.
We provide OSHA 30-hour training in-house to our employees, addressing each sub-part of the OSHA standards. In our training we examine the components of Southwest Corporation’s Safety Program and how they exceed OSHA standards.
On all Southwest Corporation project sites, weekly “Toolbox Talks” are held with all employees where safe work practices are discussed. We require that our subcontractors attend these weekly safety meetings and document that their employees attend as well.
Our project teams are expected to lead by example, putting safety first in their daily work activities. For each of our projects, a site specific project safety plan is developed, taking into account the specific safety requirements and environment of the project. This plan outlines the responsibilities relating to safety for everyone on the project. We require our subcontractors to follow our safety plans put into place for a specific project.
Our safety principles are firm and our safety program is backed by company policy. We are fully committed to a drug-free work environment through both pre-employment screening and random drug testing for all employees.