Barletta is committed to providing a safe and healthful work environment for our employees, subcontractors and visitors. We are morally bound to recognize and correct unsafe conditions not only for the personal safety of each employee, but also for the sake of those at home who depend upon them.
The foundation of our program is the personal commitment of each one of our people. This commitment begins with Vincent Barletta, our President, and members of senior management including our Vice President, Chief Engineer, and Corporate Safety Director. It continues throughout the company; every individual involved in a project is considered a member of the safety team and has a part to play in promoting job safety.
Safety Training as a Continual Process throughout Projects
Safety training begins on the first day an employee arrives on site, and is a continual process. Various classes, presentations and meetings are held on a weekly and monthly basis, and classes awarding certifications in specialized areas of safety are scheduled on a recurrent basis. Training and classes are made available to all employees.
In all project planning and execution, the Safety Program becomes an indistinguishable part of the construction process and is made an integral part of every procedure.
Each project is assigned a qualified Project Safety Representative who is responsible for implementing and ensuring safe work practices according to the Contract Documents, OSHA, and other state safety agencies, as well as compliance with Company health and safety policies and procedures. All Project Safety Representatives conduct site-specific hazard analyses, perform project inspections and audits and are responsible for accident/incident investigation and reporting. They are also responsible for the immediate correction of hazards, unsafe acts or conditions, and conducting and documenting weekly safety meetings.
Volume I of our Safety Policy & Procedures Manual contains 30 chapters covering such topics as Pre-Job Safety Planning, Trenching & Excavation, Confined Space, PPE, Fall Prevention, Lockout/Tagout, and 24 additional topics. Volume II contains reporting forms, documentation and orientation information. A site-specific addendum volume is developed for each individual project, addressing those particular challenges to be faced.
We have an extremely close working relationship with both our Construction Risk Manager and our insurance companies, and are able to call upon their expert assistance as needed.
Barletta is the recipient of seventy-six (76) Safety and Health Award for Recognized Excellence (SHARE) awards on Boston's Central Artery / Tunnel Project (commonly known as the "Big Dig"), including thirty-seven (37) Zero Accident Awards.