SAFETY


IT’S NOT JUST BUSINESS. IT’S PERSONAL.

Safety is always our top priority, and we are committed to producing projects in complete compliance with all environmental, state and federal OSHA requirements. In fact, the standards we require of our employees and subcontractors frequently exceed OSHA requirements. At White-Spunner Construction, we are dedicated to moving past a standard for safety. We have created a true culture of safety and compliance for our company and those we work with, and we work hard to continuously maintain, develop and improve our safety program. We also believe that safety should extend far beyond the workplace, which is why we encourage and teach our employees to remain safe and healthy outside of work and at home with their families.

OUR CULTURE

White-Spunner Construction has developed a culture in which safety, quality and production are key. Safety is always our top priority, and our team, led by our full-time Safety Director Adrien Cordero, is committed to the health and safety program we have in place. Our company works diligently to maintain a safe environment for everyone at our office and all of our project sites, whether they are our employees, owners, architects, craft workers, subcontractors or others. The responsibility for safety extends to every individual working on a White-Spunner project.

OUR RECORD

Through mandatory employee training sessions, frequent inspections and weekly on-site meetings, our company maintains an excellent safety record with a current EMR of .91. Our employees have worked more than 3,250,000 man hours without a lost-time incident.

SAFETY PROGRAM

Our safety program includes:

  • Preconstruction safety planning sessions
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid training
  • Mandatory job site safety orientation
  • Public protection guidelines
  • Accident reporting and investigation procedures
  • Emergency action plans
  • Mandatory weekly job site safety meetings and inspections
  • Safety orientation and training required for every new hire
  • Job safety analysis procedures
  • Zero tolerance policies
  • Pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and random drug testing
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Formal safety audits and reporting
  •  30-hour OSHA training for all superintendents
  • Online “Safety University” providing safety training to every employee wherever they may be located
  • Digital file storage
  • Frequent Lunch and Learn safety updates hosted at our corporate headquarters
  • Partnership with OSHA for Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
  • Frequent company-wide email updates with safety tips and reminders, weather warnings, etc.

SAFETY AWARDS

White-Spunner Construction has received numerous awards and recognitions over the years for our excellent safety performance. A few of our most recent awards include:

Associated General Contractors (AGC)

  • 2018 Top 40 Under 40 in Construction
  • 2014 Safety Leader of the Year
  • 2003-2018 Construction Safety Excellence Award

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

  • 2018 Safest in the Industry Gold Award
  • 2018 STEP Platinum Award
  • 2017 Safest in the Industry Award
  • 2017 Diamond Level STEP Award
  • 2016 Safety Director of the Year Award
  • 2016 Safest in the Industry Gold Award
  • 2016 Platinum Level STEP Award
  • 2015 Safest in the Industry Silver Award
  • 2015, 2014, 2012 Gold Level STEP Award

American Society of Safety Engineers

  • 2010 Safety Professional of the Year

North Carolina Department of Labor

  • 2010 Zero Lost Time Award
  • 2009 Certificate of Safety Achievement

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Local Safety Board
  • American Society of Safety Engineers, Local Chapter Secretary
  • Associated General Contractors, Local Safety Board
  • Associated General Contractors, National Safety Board
  • Associated General Contractors, International Safety Board
  • American Society of Safety Engineers, Past President