With any construction project, there are three main risks that need to be managed carefully to ensure success: safety, quality, and schedule. W.E. O’Neil prioritizes safety and injury prevention on all our jobsites and promotes safety as a core company value. We believe that through training and a company-wide ethic that values safety, we are proactively preventing workplace injuries and accidents. All of W.E. O’Neil’s Operation employees including Project Executives, Project Managers, Superintendents, Project Engineers, and other field staff are certified or in the process of being certified through OSHA’s 30-hour training certification as well as having current First Aid and CPR training. In addition to individual training, W.E. O’Neil holds corporate-wide Safety Meetings every quarter with all superintendents, project managers, project engineers, safety officers and corporate officers in attendance. At these meetings result trends noted from jobsite surveys are discussed along with accident/incident analysis, a safety topic is reviewed and new business such as Cal/OSHA changes, and employee input is discussed. Safety awards are also distributed to individuals and teams who have demonstrated excellence in safety on their jobsite. Through both individual training and group meetings, W.E. O’Neil continues to promote the importance of safety through our ranks.

New OSHA Emphasis Programs for 2019

Local Emphasis Programs (LEPs) are enforcement strategies designed and implemented at the regional office and/or area office levels. These programs are intended to address hazards or industries that pose a particular risk to workers in the office’s jurisdiction. The emphasis programs may be implemented by a single area office, or at the regional level (Regional […]

Cold Weather Safety

With cold, winter weather upon us, it’s critical to keep workers comfortable and safe on the job. In recent years, upward of 42,000 workplace injuries were caused by snow, sleet, or ice. Prolonged exposure to cold and freezing temperatures on the job can result in frostbite, hypothermia, and even death. Cold stress is when the [...]