BLDM has a well trained and experienced team of Health, Safety and Environmental Professionals (Safety Officers) that oversee and assure day to day compliance with our EHS practices. Safety Officers, Project Engineers, Supervisors and Foremen have 30 hours of OSHA for Construction Industry Certification. All field staff (skilled and non-skilled labor) is trained in Safety Procedures and Regulations, and in accordance with the job task they are required to perform, and for the hazards they may encounter on the job before they start working at any project. Basic safety training is repeated every year to all staff to assure proficiency.BLDM has in place a systematic approach to manage health and safety issues. This approach is established in our Safety Plan for construction work in compliance with applicable OSHA regulations. The Safety Plan will be adjusted specifically to the scope of work to be performed by a competent team of professionals, who will perform an assessment of the physical conditions of the properties and/or areas, and of the work to be performed, before starting the works. We monitor leading indicators and behaviors to assure risk prevention and continuous improvement of our safety leadership culture.
BLDM has an Accident Prevention Plan based on a sincere desire to eliminate personal injury, occupational illness, equipment and property damage, and to protect its employees, as well as the general public and customers’ employees. Company management and project supervision are charged with the responsibility of implementing and enforcing safety policies and guidelines. Responsibility for the administration of the Safety and Accident Prevention Plan has been assigned by the President of the Company to the EHS Manager. The EHS Manager and Project Manager assist in the surveillance of the projects, and audit their programs to ensure compliance with the company’s policies and with state and federal regulations. Project Managers hold monthly meetings with craft Superintendents and craft Foremen to evaluate, discuss, and analyze the effectiveness of the EHS Plan. The project meetings are intended to improve EHS practices and to ensure adherence to the company’s EHS standards. Failure to observe EHS standards is cause for the immediate discharge of violators. Agencies’ standards for safety and health for the construction and maintenance industry systematically are reviewed by the EHS Manager. BLDM, LLC will occasionally modify its EHS Plan to fit the needs of a specific client or project. The following are some basic safety standards of practices applicable to all the company.
- 100% eye and fall protection
- Training for foremen, general foremen and supervision
- Pre-work orientation
- Incentive safety awards for craftsmen
- Weekly inspection of lifting equipment
- Job site inspection
The deliberate attitude and continued determination of all BLDM, LLC’s personnel to achieve the highest possible measure of safety and the prevention of accidents is a high priority goal. Although we are engaged in many projects which normally carry a high risk, such as heavy equipment and highway work and commercial building projects, we have maintained an enviable safety record in the industry, BLDM, LLC’s main concern in the constant development and updating of its EHS Plan has always been the welfare of our people. Proper training, the involvement of all project personnel, including client personnel, and the constant analysis of results will continue to improve our performance records and lower our overall job costs.
In addition to our on-going efforts to prevent the number of accident and injuries on each project, we are also concentrating on reducing the nature and severity of possible injuries. As a result of this effort, BLDM, LLC’s average cost per claim is well below the industry average.
BLDM, LLC welcomes any client input and participation in available safety incentive programs.
BLDM has an unambiguous commitment to being a good citizen. In recognition of the importance of the environment, we progressively make appropriate investments in pollution control services while conducting programs to create and enhance employee awareness. BLDM, LLC shall conduct all its activities in harmony with and aimed towards the preservation of the environment. Among our environmental objectives we are committed to:
- Reduce resource consumption
- Minimize generation of waste
- Minimize contamination of the environment
- Comply with all applicable environmental legislation
- Continually improve our environmental performance by creating employee awareness