Like all successful companies, we place employee safety as a top priority. Our goal is zero accidents and injuries. We have had remarkable results thus far with our safety program. Our program has resulted in a reduced accident rate which has lead to lower our experience modification factors each year for the last few years. We develop a project specific safety program for each contract. Our program contains emergency information, weekly meeting forms, and accident reporting forms. We also provide a thorough activity hazard analysis (AHA) of each work activity involved with the project. We outline the potential dangers of performing that activity, methods to prevent injury and protective equipment to be used. Finally, our safety plan provides a comprehensive description of our safety requirements and procedures.
Our Project Managers and Supervisors have been trained in Quality Control Management by the Army Corps of Engineers, the industry leader on the subject of quality in construction. The One Way Team Members use the “three phases of control” quality control system. This system dictates that in preparation for any particular work task of the project (Drywall Installation, for example) that the team review the specifications, review the approved submittals, verify that all equipment and/or materials are in full compliance with the specifications, and review safety and logistics of the work to begin. It is in this phase (known as the Preparatory Phase) that identification of potential hazards, dangers, and accidents are contemplated, and controls put in place to eliminate those potentialities.
In the second phase of the work, (Initial Phase) the partially completed work is assessed for compliance with the specifications, and is regarded as a standard for the work to follow. In this phase, our Superintendent, who is the QC designee, would thoroughly review the initial sample of the work, identify any feature not in compliance, or a process in need of additional controls. If there is no uncompliant work, this becomes the standard for the remaining work to follow. Finally, the third phase (Follow-up Phase) continued work is judged against the accepted model (the work judged to be acceptable in the Initial Phase).
Through this system of controls, we are able to eliminate the vast majority of unintended consequences and correct inconsistencies and deficiencies before they become a company-wide problem.