Safety is central to our enterprise. It is embraced and practiced each day by every employee and is driven by our senior management team. This “safety first” culture is instilled in all of our work and follows us to your project site. GWTT recognizes the foundational importance of safety and health to our employees, clients, local communities, and the environment.
GWTT works diligently toward the continuous elimination of loss by utilizing safe work practices, promoting and communicating safety awareness, and providing employee training and education. The effectiveness of the GWTT safety program offers company management a medium to express their true concern for all employees’ health and safety. No task is worth attempting if no safe work plan can be executed.
We consistently earn an Experienced Modification Rate (EMR) significantly below the national average which reflects a corporate dedication to providing a safe and healthy work environment and a workforce dedicated to putting its training into practice.
All of our field personnel are OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120, 40-hour HAZWOPER trained and receive 8-hour refresher updates annually. All GWTT field personnel have also received the OSHA 10-hour training.
Health & Safety On the Job Site
A site-specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP) or Safe Work Plan that includes Job Safety Analysis is developed for every project. Project Managers are actively engaged in field safety and health through the process of task observation. Senior staff members are paired with junior staff as part of a company-wide safety mentoring program.
GWTT continually underscores the importance of safe site practices through:
- Daily completion of STARRT (Safety Task Analysis Risk Reduction Task) forms
- Weekly site inspections conducted by an independent third-party consultant
- Weekly toolbox talks
- Mentoring program
- Pre-employment, random, and post-accident drug testing