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May 19, 2023
Foushée & Associates
Foushée ensures that everyone returns home safely every day. That focus is a product of being a family-oriented business with proven procedures and training in place. This principle is reflected in Foushée’s better-than-industry-average safety rates.
Ownership’s commitment, leadership and involvement provides the foundation for continued improvement, and allows the Foushée Safety Value to provide the time, resources and daily support to project teams. Foushée views “everyone” as its team members trade partners, clients, neighbors, surrounding community, and other contractors and stakeholders within the region. Foushée assists and supports the safety of its trade partners by truly partnering. Foushée assists with site-specific safety plan reviews and development, offers courtesy OSHA training, and builds committed relationships with its trade partners’ safety and operations managers.
Foushée’s safety director will have individual meetings with smaller subcontractors that need additional support in learning how to develop an accident prevention program. Foushée shares Labor & Industries templates and training resources to help them develop or improve their current safety programs and processes.
Foushée believes investing time to assist its trade partners is a win-win scenario, as it improves their overall safety programs and supports creating a safer work environment for all workers. The company also supports owners’ contractors with the same courtesy it lends to its trade partners.
Foushée project superintendents communicate with surrounding neighbors and businesses to provide a source of information and contact with what is happening on the jobsite. This helps to educate and coordinate neighbors on noise, traffic control, crane activity and other site-specific issues that may affect the surrounding neighborhood.
Foushée believes it is equally important to participate with Labor & Industries stakeholder meetings and provide constructive feedback when requested or ask questions for clarity. Foushée offers trade partner safety professionals the opportunity to attend its OSHA 10- and 30-hour courses to support and further their safety awareness and understanding.
Foushée’s safety director maintains relationships with existing safety professionals and develops new relationships with other safety colleagues within the region. This investment in networking allows for the continual sharing of lessons learned, best practices and more effective means and methods that result in overall safety improvement by all parties. Foushée values the importance of providing safety leadership within its community because everyone benefits.