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May 19, 2023
BNBuilders takes pride in investing in its direct employees and subcontractors. Therefore, when it works with a less experienced subcontractor, BNB project teams, including site safety, will take the time to work with that subcontractor to help them improve their safety program. Often this includes coaching them on safety program improvement, including basics such as the safety manual, SSSP, and the daily tools such as pre-task plans and job hazard analysis (JHA).
BNB also helps identify which safety-related training subcontractors need to facilitate their work safely. Basics such as appropriate PPE, fall protection plans, hot work permits, dig permits, etc., will be a focus based on their scope of work.
In addition, BNB is active in Central Washington University’s Occupational and Health Program. With five alumni working in the BNB safety department, the company has a key interest in giving back to the program. Over the years, BNB team members have assisted the program with real-life examples of pre-task planning and JHAs to help students recognize the safety-related challenges craft workers face daily on a construction site.
BNB actively recruits employees from the program each year and consistently hires interns to provide students with on-the-job training. The company emphasizes the importance of teaching students how to identify hazards, plan for upcoming work, and develop culture on projects with their daily interactions.
BNB is working with Federal Way High School’s Intro to Construction class to provide the students with tours and examples of how projects are planned, executed and completed safely. In addition, BNB recognizes the construction industry needs new labor to continue filling the ranks of construction workers on jobsites.
BNB works with Guardian and Werner regularly to provide feedback on the usability and comfortableness of new fall protection equipment. With falls being such an essential aspect of project safety, BNB is continuously looking for the most current innovation of this equipment to help its craft members work safely and efficiently.