Everyone at APG is committed to working safely and it shows. Safe practices are taught and followed on our project sites, while driving our vehicles, and even while working from home. This is done because there is nothing more valuable than your health and life. Safety should never be sacrificed to save time or money, no matter what. It just isn’t worth it!
High-visibility vests, gloves, safety glasses, and hard hats are all part of our uniform, but as important as our PPE is, there is even more we can do to show how seriously we take safety. At every opportunity, apply the principles shown in the Hierarchy of Controls. These principles teach us to eliminate hazards and to use every available method to complete a task safely so that the least effective safety measure, personal protective equipment (PPE), is the last resort to protect ourselves from harm.
Having a dedicated team that focuses solely on our safety is just one element of the APG Safety Culture. Beyond the training and accountability that Sean and Dale provide, a Safety Committee made up of rotating members provides real-world feedback on job hazards, near misses, and innovative safety techniques. We reward our collective commitment to safety with gift cards, parties, and prizes. We also bolster our culture with classroom and field-based training, covering topics like OSHA 30, confined space entry, equipment operation, and fall protection. Everyone at APG takes accountability for themselves and has been empowered to work safely. And we’re getting great results!