Our Dedication to Safety
The health and safety of our employees and customers is of primary importance to us here at Preservation Services. We have combined OSHA regulations with our own additional safety procedures to create a safety policy geared towards maintaining a safe, accident-free working environment.
Our safety policy includes:
- Training all employees in good safety and health practices
- Providing necessary personal protective equipment, along with instructions for proper use and care
- Providing mechanical and physical safeguards to the maximum extent possible
- Conducting a program of safety and health inspections to find and eliminate unsafe working conditions or practices, control health hazards, and fully comply with OSHA safety and health standards for every job
- Developing and enforcing safety and health rules
- Promptly and thoroughly investigating every accident to find out what caused it, then correcting the issue to ensure it does not happen again
We recognize that the responsibilities for occupational health and safety are shared between employers, supervisors, and employees. Because of this, we all work together to uphold safety standards and minimize the risk of accidents and/or injuries. This team dedication to health and safety has helped us achieve a 5 year average EMR of .75 and a current EMR of .77.
Our Response to COVID-19
Preservation Services puts the health and safety of our employees and customers above all, so we have created a safety policy regarding COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, based upon the Guidance Document issued by the Department of Labor/OSHA and the Department of Health and Human Services/CDC.
We recognize that COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is primarily spread person to person, but that it can also be spread by touching a surface or object that has SARS-CoV-2 on it. Our policy addresses both of these. We have implemented measures such as requiring employees to take their temperatures before coming into work, maintaining social distancing as much as possible while on the job site, supplying our employees with personal protective equipment like hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, and conducting meetings in the administrative offices as either virtual meetings or conference calls.
Because we are in the construction business, we are in a medium risk business as determined by OSHA. OSHA has a hierarchy of method which may be taken to protect employees from hazards which may occur in employment. In the order of preference, they are engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment. Since we are a construction company, the engineering controls, which are recommended by OSHA are not feasible in a construction setting.