At Barnard, we put Safety first. From the CEO to employees at every job site, safety awareness is an integral component in any endeavor we undertake. At Barnard, staff members and service partners share a willingness to uphold high safety standards, which helps us provide the safest and healthiest work environment possible. Our insurance experience modifier rate (EMR) has historically been well below the national average and is indicative of our commitment to safety and health in everything we do. This lower EMR allows us a bidding advantage and represents a cost-savings to our clients.
Barnard’s Safety Objectives include:
- Promoting the safety and well-being of each employee and his/her family.
- Eliminating personal injury based on the belief that "injury-free" projects can and should occur.
- Encouraging recommendations for improvements to safety throughout the company and each project.
- Establishing individual responsibility for the safety program on each project that reaches all levels, including the workforce.
Our project managers and superintendents are the leaders of our safety team. They are responsible for accident prevention and reduction of on-the-job injuries. We believe that success in accident reduction lies in planning ahead. At Barnard, we make every effort to cultivate a positive safety attitude at every level. Barnard's Safety Program is designed for active participation by the entire project team. The company Safety Director provides technical support and training.
Key Elements of our Safety Program include:
- Involvement of crew.
- Belief that a safe job is a productive job.
- Use of a full-time Safety Educator to assist the project team.
- Company safety and health manual.
- Drug and alcohol testing program.
- Safety recognition program (Project Superintendent, Field Superintendent, and Foreman levels).
- Supervisor, foreman, and employee training programs (First Aid, CPR, Competent Person, OSHA 10-Hour, Specialty Equipment, etc.).
- New-employee orientation and training.
- Accident and injury reporting system with follow-up corrective measures.
- Jobsite Hazard Analysis (JHA) for all major work phases.
- Site-specific Safety, Health, Injury and Illness Prevention Program.
Reinforcement of Safety:
- Frequent safety evaluations of jobs by our Management Team members.
- Documented, weekly tool-box safety meetings.
- Daily pre-work safety meetings to cover the work tasks, associated hazards, work procedures, equipment, and required PPE.
- Safety awards presented during tool-box safety meetings and published in company newsletter.
- Safety training provided applicable to the project scope of work.
- Work plans that incorporate safety training and planning.
- Safety Violation/Misconduct Enforcement Program.
- Insurance company Loss Control Specialists visit the jobsite and make recommendations where warranted.
- Company-wide project safety award program.
- Extensive use of OSHA Consulting Services to strengthen project safety and health programs.
- Partnering and coordination with the client for job-wide safety and health efforts.
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Safety Awards:
- San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation: 91,678 man-hours worked without injury
- Casitas Dam Modification: 132,000 man-hours worked without injury
- Scofield Dam Modification: 15,845 man-hours worked without injury
- Low Flow Conveyance Channel: 47,555 man-hours worked without injury
- Canyon Ferry Dike Repair: 30,000 man-hours worked without injury
Other Safety Highlights:
- Wasatch County Water Efficiency Project: 61,879 man-hours worked without injury
- Dulce Lake Dam & Lower Mundo Lake Dam: 49,860 man-hours worked without injury
- Lower Area One Remediation: 119,230 man-hours worked without injury
- North Unit Irrigation RCC Canal Lining: 11,700 man-hours worked without injury
- Black Lake Dam Modification: 17,183 man-hours worked without injury
- DeCordova Bend Dam: 45,550 man-hours worked without injury
- Sloan Lane Sewer Rehabilitation: 7,909 man-hours worked without injury