At TC Holzen SAFETY is our culture!
Commitment to Safety
The main goal of our company is safety. T.C. Holzen Inc. is fully committed to providing a drug free, safe, healthy workplace. We coach and train our employees, seasoned and new alike, daily on how important safety is in the work environment. Each employee is trained and complies with all company safety standards, as well as local, state, and federal safety regulations. With a strategy of continuing education, every employee goes through an OSHA 10-hour refresher course once a year and every three years an OSHA 30-hour course. Safety training does not stop there though, we train in Trenching and Excavation safety, Confined Space, Competent Person training, CPR/AED, Aerial Lift Training, Fall Protection, Rigging, and more throughout the year as well.
Safety is #1 at T.C. Holzen. It is stressed that every employee from the President to Laborers take the safety of themselves and their fellow employee with the upmost importance. After all, we can only be as safe and as strong as our weakest link. It is our goal to make sure that there are no weak links and to work and operate accident free every day. While we hope that we never have to use our Accident Reporting program, we have put one in place to establish a guideline to cover the requirements of reporting and investigating an accident, which also includes “close encounters” and “near misses” in the work environment. It is our Safety Coordinator’s duty to document and maintain this program. The Safety Coordinator has full authority to make decisions on behalf of the employees and company to ensure the safety and success of this plan. In addition to the Accident Reporting program, we also have put in place a Discipline Policy that further motivates employees to work safely. It is a four-step policy starting with a verbal warning and ending with termination. T.C. Holzen Inc. has a zero-tolerance policy for unsafe practices.
Weekly Jobsite Safety Meetings
At the start of each week there is a company safety meeting conducted by our Safety Coordinator. We believe it is crucial to start each week with a reminder of safety. The goal is to remind each employee of the importance of safety on a weekly basis so that we might prevent any accidents from occurring.
New Employee Training
T.C. Holzen Inc. believes it is crucial for each new member of our team to go through a safety orientation and training to prepare them for work in the field. The training helps enable employees to be able to better recognize and avoid possible hazards as well as inform them on OSHA safety laws. Each new employee receives their own company “Safety and Health Manual” which covers a wide variety of Safety and Health topics.