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May 31, 2018

General contractor: Safety
TIE: Under 250,000 hours

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Swinerton employees are encouraged to share their safety ideas using an online tool called the Idea Builder.

Swinerton

Swinerton has created Idea Builder to gather ideas from employees across the company on how to improve safety and other internal procedures. Employees have submitted ideas about earthquake safety education, capturing project-specific safety data, and using BIM 360 applications to track and report safety concerns.

The company also created the Safety Saves award. The award is given to employees that use their "stop work" authority to correct an unsafe issue. They are thanked on the spot and given a $50 gift card. A certificate signed by senior management is sent to their house, and an article about the safety save is published in the company-wide magazine.

Employees are encouraged to discuss safety concerns and exercise their stop-work authority without fear of repercussion if they believe someone is unsafe or the environment is dangerous to work in. Swinteron has a robust safety committee that reviews and evaluates safety practices throughout the industry.


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