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Commitment to Safety
Safety and regulatory compliance are of paramount importance to LVI. Safety is a competitive advantage for LVI and for our clients, contractors and subcontractors – right at the top of the list along with quality work, on time and on budget. In many cases, our health and safety requirements exceed OSHA and other industry standards. At LVI, we believe in individual accountability by making make safety a condition of employment, and in “Safety Through Teamwork.” The personal commitment of each of our employees to do their best work includes working safely.
As a result, our safety performance demonstrates continuous improvement, and consistently and significantly outperforms industry benchmarks. Between 2004 and 2009, our recordable and lost-time incident rates declined by approximately 80 percent.
LVI’s Recordable Incident Rate
LVI’s Lost Time Injury Rate
"Target Zero"; LVI's health and safety program is aimed at reducing the risks inherent in the work we do by creating the safest possible working environment for our employees, other workers on the site and the public. Our safety manual and regular toolbox safety meeting program are among the best in the industry – training and guiding our people in the safe handling of potentially hazardous materials and conditions. We employ more than 30 health and safety officers, and our branch and project management teams are hands-on with safety inspections and training (including 30-hour OSHA Construction Standards, Corporate Safety Manual and First Aid/CPR training for our front-line supervisors). Download the Table of Contents of our safety manual here.
Safety Programs That Deliver Results
Our safety programs are wide-ranging and flexible, with the ability to incorporate industry- and site-specific requirements for behavior-based safety, lockout/tagout, subcontractor safety, etc. We have industry-leading programs in a number of areas, including:
- Job safety analyses to identify, analyze and control potential hazards or risks associated with specific job tasks and equipment operation, and then ensure that all precautions and protective equipment requirements are in place.
- Comprehensive approach to fall hazard assessment, including formalized fall arrest plans for every project.
- Line-of-sight supervision requirements to ensure that work is done within sight of a supervisor or foreman, and every incident investigation we conduct addresses this requirement.
- Safety incentive plan, which provides significant financial incentives to workers, lead foremen, supervisors and site safety officers who maintain high performance in the areas of compliance, safe behaviors and injury prevention.
No matter how challenging the work or working conditions – and we take on some of the most difficult projects in the industry – the commitment to safety is consistent and evident on every one of our projects. Our employees and clients expect and deserve nothing less.