This year, EHS Today recognized 10 companies dedicated to promoting a culture of safety excellence above and beyond industry norms. Performance Contractors was named among the top honorees.
Performance was recognized for our high-functioning safety training. Among our multi-dimensional training, EHS Today highlighted our NASA-inspired mental checklist that each worker is prompted to perform prior to a task called “Go/No-Go Decision.”
“Far too often, workers fail to evaluate the hazard, downplay the risk, or simply make a poor choice to proceed without the safeguards to protect them,” explains Kelvin Gray, Performance’s corporate EHS director-compliance.
Here, our workers must ask themselves these simple questions:
- Am I properly trained to perform the task?
- Do I have the correct tools and PPE to safely perform the task?
- Is this the safest method of performing the task?
- Is there ample time to complete the task?
- Does this task match what’s on the job safety analysis?
- Have there been any changes or conditions that were not identified?
- Have I identified all of the risks?
- Can anything go wrong and if so, do I have a plan?
If the answer is “no” to any of these questions, then it’s considered a no-go situation. “Pushing through a no-go will most likely result in an incident,” Gray says. Employees are instructed to contact their supervisor to correct the no answers and are encouraged to use their Stop Work Authority.
Alongside our “Go/No-Go Decision” model, Performance was also recognized for developing our “Flawless Execution Plan,” a document that drives safety by assigning accountability to field construction leaders and safety professionals. Its goal is zero injuries while also increasing the quality and timeliness of the work that we do.
“The objective of this plan is for the field leader and safety representative to pre-plan the work task ensuring that all necessary policies and procedures required are in place before the work begins,” explains Gray. “This is only realistically accomplished if both the safety representative and field leader work together to use the resources required for each task at hand.”
We’d like to thank EHS Today for recognizing our never-ending, always evolving commitment to safety.