Our approach to safety is one built upon developing a corporate culture that puts safety first…everything else is secondary. The provisions of our Safety Program comply with requirements set forth by local, state and federal regulations. Hedrick Brothers Construction takes pride in its OSHA record, and maintains an Experience Modifier Rate consistently lower than the established 1.0 industry standard.
The company has the tools and resources necessary to provide jobsites that are free of all recognizable safety hazards. Our Safety Program guides the conduct of all employees to protect life, health, property and uninterrupted production. Project management, supervisory and field personnel are certified through the 30-hour and 10-hour OSHA Construction Safety and Health Courses. Hedrick Brothers Construction’s “Safety First” program includes, but is not limited to: project specific safety plans, OSHA and CPR first aid certified personnel, consistent and on-going safety and skills training, jobsite safety meetings, subcontractor compliance, jobsite safety inspections, incident reporting systems and drug-free workplace compliance.
In-House Safety Director Barbara L. Laing, SHRM-CPSM, PHR, COSS, MBA actively directs the administration of project safety, accident prevention, and hazard communication programs to maintain safe work environments. An OSHA Authorized Construction and General Industry Trainer, the Safety Director’s areas include personnel and subcontractor safety; OSHA compliance; regulatory compliance; incident investigation; training; emergency preparedness; worker’s compensation program case management; and overall program analysis. The Safety Director conducts regular worksite inspections and comprehensive safety training for a safe, accident free, and healthy work environment in compliance with corporate safety program standards.
Ms. Laing’s credentials include: Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS), OSHA Authorized Construction and General Industry Trainer, OSHA Excavation & Trenching Competent Person Certification, OSHA Confined Space Entry (Permit Required) Competent Person, Forklift (Lull) Certified Operator, CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Certified, Hedrick Brothers Construction Safety Committee Chair, Safety Council of Palm Beach County Executive Board Member and 2016 President, Florida East Coast Association of General Contractors (AGC) Safety Committee Member and Former Chair.