Dedicated to Safety Since 1991
Mount Group has built a culture of safety from the ground up. We are committed to keeping our employees and job sites accident-free through proper training, planning, and execution at every level. Mount employs a dedicated Safety Director with certifications from the Construction Health & Safety Technician, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and the National Safety Council to enforce our comprehensive safety strategy, and we are constantly educating our staff and developing new safety approaches based on the latest best practices.
Integrating our Commitment to Safety Excellence
At the outset of 2022, Mount Group doubled down on our commitment to safety excellence. Closing the company for a full day of safety planning and training, we developed a new, three-point outline for integrating safety and risk management into our daily operations. Mount Group encourages all employees to hold themselves and others accountable to ensure that everyone goes home safe at the end of each day.
Building on our Culture of Safety
- Encourage, promote, and reward employees for their commitment to zero workplace injuries.
- Mandate and enforce the use of hardhats with chin straps so hardhats remain secure and do not fall off.
- Eliminate vertical ladders on all equipment and replace with stairways and handrails.
- Mandate Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour training for all foremen and supervisors.
- Mandate a 10-hour OSHA refresher every 5 years.
- Start every work shift with a “Toolbox Talk” covering safety coaching and a complete job safety analysis.
- Distribute a quarterly safety newsletter and email blasts reinforcing positive safety practices.
- Hire a Safety Coordinator to focus on accident investigation, root cause analysis, and corrective action training.
- Hire an experienced Insurance Program/Risk Manager to aggressively manage claims and mitigate claim exposure.
- Broker risk control leader is utilized for safety training and foreman safety audits.
- Health and safety risk assessments using an established hazard risk assessment for all routine and non-routine activities.
- Develop site-specific health and safety plans for each project
- Implement monthly driver safety training to mitigate auto accident and resulting claims.
- Develop a safety ride-along checklist and process, coach employees for improved driving practices.
- Revise hiring practices to include functional capability evaluations.
- Implement modified RTW program to accommodate any employee with a WC injury.