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May 31, 2018

General contractor: Safety
TIE: 350,000-500,000 hours

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BNBuilders encourages its workers to log safety risks, which staff review at weekly meetings.


BNBuilders carries out a range of unique strategies to ensure its safety goals are achieved or exceeded.

The company focuses on reducing risk — not just lowering the number of injuries. BNBuilders encourages its workers to make critical risk observations (CROs). All CROs are noted in a log for review and analysis at weekly safety coordination meetings.

Corrective actions are developed and implemented in the field. Bottom-up communication from field workers and staff to management is at the core of BNBuilders’ safety culture. In order to facilitate this bottom-up communication and encourage workers to be involved in improving and promoting the BNBuilders’ safety culture, the company regularly engages field workers and project management staff.

Firstly, the company creates forums where this engagement can occur, including monthly all-hands safety breakfasts and an annual safety summit. At each of these meetings, BNBuilders allows time for open dialogue and discussion of CROs and safety lessons learned.

Safety information from these meetings is also brought to the field via “quick cards,” videos of safety meetings and presentations, and detailed “lessons learned” toolbox talks.

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