Safety is our Main Priority

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, 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.

Consistent training is at thew heart of our safety program, and begins on the first day an employee arrives on site. Various 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.

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.

We supply, and require all project personnel to wear appropriate, approved, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We have programs covering field safety violations, superintendent accountability, drug and alcohol pre-employment screening, new employee safety orientation, hazard communication, and fleet safety. Our crews are trained and licensed for both MBTA Right of Way (ROW) and Amtrak Railroad Roadway Worker Protection (RWP). Barletta also maintains an FRA approved Railroad Contractor Compliance Plan.  

Safety Documentation

Our Safety Policy & Procedures Manual contains almost 40 chapters covering such topics as Pre-Job Safety Planning, Trenching & Excavation, Confined Space, PPE, Fall Prevention, Lockout/Tagout, and additional topics. A site-specific volume is developed for each individual project, addressing those particular challenges to be faced. Barletta’s Health and Safety Plan has been approved by MassDOT, MBTA, RIDOT and other state and local agencies.

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.

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.


If you have any questions, concerns or inquiries please feel free to contact our Safety Directors at