The Briar Team has an aggressive safety program specifically targeting those areas of the company at the most risk for incidents and accidents, i.e.: pipe safety, hazardous materials handling, and operation of equipment. Compliance with OSHA Code of Federal Regulations is mandatory. Whether working on the project sites, the maintenance facility, or the office, each and every employee has a responsibility to work safely, to eliminate hazards wherever possible, and to report unsafe conditions to management or the safety director.
At Briar, it is all about safety first — a premise that is followed and executed on a daily basis by each project manager, foreman, and team member. The strategy is simple: train, implement, and reinforce. From the first day on the job, the team member views videos and information about safety while working. They are issued a “safety-first card” that acts as a reminder that safety is everyone’s job. Monthly safety meetings occur for the distribution of safety materials.
In addition to daily reinforcement, weekly discussions fearing “Tool Box Talk” topics take place with each foreman’s crew. Discussions include vehicle and equipment safety, chemical and hazardous material safety, and job site safety.