For the more than seventy years that Corrado American has been leading the field in the civil construction industry, our management and employees have recognized that the very best job is the safest job. Our primary focus has always been on keeping our job sites safe—for our own employees and for those of our fellow contractors, subcontractors and owners. In recognition of the importance of this mission we have developed a program which puts safety first – a program built on education, innovation and dedication. This is how, with a total of 1,043,564 manhours, Corrado American has maintained an average EMR of .8091 over the past ten years!
Education begins the day an employee joins our workforce. We provide safety orientation on day one to each of our employees. Education is continued and expanded throughout the employee’s career with our Toolbox Talks. These discussions are led by field supervisors and are conducted on a weekly basis. Topics include those of general interest as well as job specific procedures. Included in the safety education process are OSHA, USDOT, FHA, and state and local compliance and regulations appropriate for the location and nature of each project.
Our desire to exceed safety standards in every instance has led us to develop innovative safety programs. We have a well-developed incident investigation procedure. Our documentation focuses not only on the cause of a problem, but more importantly on learning as much as possible from any occurrence to prevent similar events in the future. Each of our job sites is inspected daily for safety.
Finally, our safety success is the product of a dedicated workforce at both management and staff levels. We have learned to respect safety as an integral part of our mission and we always work with respect for our motto, “Safety first—for your tomorrow”.