From the Safety Director:
Safety is a key part of a successful project. Our safety program uses education, hands on training, and job site inspections to insure that we are doing everything we can to create a safe work site for our employees, other trades and our customers.
NFPA 70E Classes
We have a written safety policy outlining all areas of safety concern and what we require and expect from our employees. There are clear guidelines and written consequences for not adhering to our safety policy. This safety policy is constantly reviewed and addenda are written to keep up with current standards and new equipment requirements.
We conduct routine safety inspections on all of our jobs. These inspections are performed by our full-time Safety Director and are also the responsibility of our project supervisors each time they visit the site. These inspections are followed up with a written report given to the project foreman with clear instructions on any violations requiring immediate action.
The Safety Director's responsibilities include:
- On-site job inspections
- Documentation of those inspections
- Authority to enforce MIOSHA standards and Buist Electric safety policy
- Set-up training programs
- Review all injuries, vehicle accidents, and safety violations
- Hold monthly safety committee meetings
- Monitor all employee safety records
- Publish monthly safety newsletter and quiz
We have on-going classes taught by our employees and outside consultants.
We have initiated the following safety programs:
- Fall Protection
- High Voltage
- Aerial Lift Certification
- Forklift Certification
- Trailer Pulling
- Confined Space
- Power Actuated Tools
- CPR/First Aid
- Proper Cadweld Applications
**All field employees are CPR/First Aid trained and certified (company policy).