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May 31, 2018
GLY’s unwavering emphasis on safety encourages every employee, subcontractor and craftsperson to actively demonstrate safe work practices as an absolute priority.
GLY wants everyone to return home safely to family and friends feeling proud of their day’s work. That goal led the company to launch its program “Who Are You Safe For?”
Established in 2015 and considered GLY’s cornerstone safety message, the program is multifaceted and encourages employee input. It aims to engage and reflects employee involvement supporting safe practices for themselves, coworkers, communities around jobsites, and their families.
GLY uses multiple message outlets such as email blasts, dashboard graphics, Instagram and Facebook, jobsite message boards and custom T-shirts. The program is constantly evolving.
For example, in 2016 GLY started a contest for a safety coloring calendar, which invited children of GLY employees to create a drawing representing “safety” to them and incorporate the GLY logo. The top 14 drawings selected after a blind-random vote were included in the calendar. The calendar was distributed to every child who participated, their families, GLY jobsites and anyone who requested a calendar.
In 2016, GLY identified and reached out to field, staff and volunteers from different areas of the company to participate its own SWAT program — a safety and wellness awareness team. SWAT’s mission is to bring a voice from the workers to review safety challenges, discuss solutions, communicate back to the jobsites and implement as needed.