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The safety program at BNBuilders emphasizes near-miss reporting.

An AGC Safety Team member, BNBuilders emphasizes near-miss reporting, which helps the firm know which issues need special focus.

For example, a review showed a growing trend in near misses with stilts. Although they are still legal in Washington, BNBuilders felt it was in the best interest of workers to ban stilts. Even though that may slow production slightly, BNBuilders’ management puts safety first.

Another example of BNBuilders’ commitment to safety is the firm’s annual safety summit. Once a year, all BNBuilders jobs shut down for an afternoon for a companywide meeting to discuss safety. Employees’ feedback is crucial and helps alert safety staff of unforeseen issues.

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