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May 26, 2017
All superintendents and many project managers are certified Safety Trained Supervisors by the Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists. Some will pursue the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) credential. This shows that Swinerton’s employees are interested in furthering their education and experience in safety as well as the added value of being cross-trained on the job.
All of Swinerton’s safety managers are credentialed by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as Construction Health and Safety Technicians or higher certifications such as Occupational Health and Safety Technologist, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.
Swinerton invests heavily in the training of its safety, environment and health professionals. They in turn, offer their knowledge, training and expertise in a variety of topics within their divisions. Their effort is ongoing throughout the year, and tailored to the specific needs of job site personnel and the safe execution of construction operations.
The “stop work” card gives every Swinerton and subcontractor employee the real authority to stop operations if there is an injury, unsafe situation or questionable safety issue.
Swinerton requires every business unit to prepare and commit to an annual safety business plan, which makes safety a budget line item. The company also trains all its foremen in OSHA 10, first aid/CPR, stretch-n-flex, pre-task planning and supervisor accident-reduction techniques.
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