Woolpert is proud to have a comprehensive safety program. Our multifaceted safety approach includes policy, internal communication, training, motor vehicle records checks, drug testing, corporate insurance company presentations, safety committee research and regular review of safety issues.
The importance of safety compliance is demonstrated through a top-down approach—from management to field supervisors. Field employees complete quarterly safety-training and must pass with a 100 percent grade. Every employee review includes a safety module, and each employee is rated by those he or she works for, with or supervises to obtain input from all levels.
Excellent Safety Ratings
Our Ohio Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is below 1—a milestone that shows our commitment to safety. Low safety metrics, like EMR and NCCI, demonstrate confidence in a business’s commitment to preventing injury and low chance of business risk.
Ohio EMR Score
Corporate Safety Program Overview
- Safety meeting topics (“Toolbox Talks”) provided to project supervisors
- Safety learning topics/videos and quizzes assigned to all field personnel
- 14-panel drug testing performed randomly, upon reasonable suspicion and post-accident
- OSHA-authorized safety representative who teaches OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Training (available to employees nationwide)
- Semi-annual driving record checks
- Corporate safety policy available on company intranet
- Employee safety suggestion system
- Incident and accident investigations to determine root cause
- Quarterly safety committee meetings
- Safety section included in every employee review
- Veriforce and Safeland certification of field personnel for oil and gas projects
Woolpert’s safety representative, Kay Hass, joined Woolpert in 2006 as a construction inspector/observer and OSHA 10 and 30 Hour trainer. Projects that Hass worked on include roadways/parking lots, vertical construction/demolition, water treatment plants and waterlines, wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, manholes and sewer lines. Clients include corporations, municipalities, airports, oil and gas, and military bases.