Safety is Patterson & Wilder Const. Co.'s NUMBER ONE concern. The objectives of P&W's safety program are to provide a safe and efficient working environment where personal injury is eliminated and property and equipment damage is minimized. The safety program also contends to educate and train employees in current safety issues and practices as well as provide employees with feedback on their individual performances. Through this program, employees will also receive instruction on record keeping requirements in accordance with OSHA and other recognized standards.
Carolina Building Star Partnership with North
Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL)-OSHA Three Year Agreement
Patterson & Wilder has been honored with our recent acceptance into the North Carolina Department of Labor’s “Building STAR” Safety Recognition Program.
This is an elite recognition program that is awarded to less than .005% of North Carolina companies!
The Carolina Star Program (“Building Star” for contractors) is designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health management.
In STAR, management, labor, and OSHA establish a cooperative relationship at a workplace that has implemented a strong program:
Management agrees to operate an effective program that meets an established set of safety criteria.
Employees agree to participate in the program and work with management to ensure a safe and healthful workplace.
OSHA initially verifies that the program meets STAR criteria, then publicly recognizes the site's exemplary program and removes the site from the routine scheduled inspections list.
Becoming a STAR participant shows employees and the community that your company is a leader in safety
Patterson & Wilder Construction Co., Inc. has received the prestigious North Carolina Department of Labor's "Certificate of Safety Achievement" for the past thirteen (13) years!
To qualify for an annual safety award a firm must meet the following requirements:
1. It must have had no fatalities during the calendar year for which the award was given.
2. It must have maintained either a perfect safety record for that year, or a lost workday case rate at least 50 percent below the state-wide average for its particular industry group. Lost workday cases are cases of work-related injury or illness that involve days away from work and/or days of restricted work activity.
3. It must have ten or more full-time employees if applying for separate divisions or departments within a firm.
In figuring the incidence rate, the OSHA Log and Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses is used to determine
the number of lost workday cases.
Patterson & Wilder Construction Co. is an active member of the National Safety Council. The mission of the National Safety Council is to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health, and environmental policies, practices, and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes.
Patterson & Wilder is a member of the following Compliance Services:
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“Operator Qualification” is a regulatory requirement that has been placed on the pipeline operating companies by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Pipeline Safety.
P&W’s Operator Qualification Plan requires a re-certification every three years.
Patterson & Wilder uses the following companies to track Operator Qualifications:
ISNetworld is an on-line contractor/supplier management database. Owner Clients evaluate their contractor/supplier’s information to meet internal and governmental requirements. ISNetworld Review and Verification Services (RAVS) validates this information. Additionally, contractor/suppliers use the system to manage training and record keeping requirements.
The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is a not-for-profit education foundation created to help address the critical workforce shortage facing the construction industry and to develop industry-driven standardized craft training programs with portable credentials.
Veriforce provides the following services:
As a part of Patterson & Wilder’s employment procedures, an applicant is required to undergo a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening that is conducted by a physician or technician designated by Patterson & Wilder. Any offer of employment that applicant receives from Patterson & Wilder is contingent upon, among other things, satisfactory completion of this screening.
As a condition of continuing employment, employees shall also be required to undergo periodic, random alcohol and drug screenings.
OSHA Safety Statistics are available upon request