Safety Before All Else
Safety is a core value at Graniterock. Safety is top of mind whether we are producing a ton of material or a yard of concrete or building a project.
We require a strict adherence to the company’s safe work practices. Safety training is provided initially to all new hires and is ongoing throughout the year to continue to educate and motivate Graniterock team members to work in the safest manner.
Stop! Make It Safe
We encourage – and expect – Graniterock People to speak up if they become aware of an unsafe practice or condition in their work area without any fear of punishment or retaliation. If any part of the job is unsafe or only seems to be unsafe, Graniterock People are not expected to perform the job until it is made safe. It is each person’s goal to achieve Zero incidents and go home to their families each day in the same shape as they arrived to work.
Graniterock People have the responsibility for making their job, branch, job site or office safe. All Graniterock team members are encouraged to get involved by sharing safety information and knowledge with their co-workers. Graniterock People practice “Safety Is Caring” by immediately telling a co-worker if he or she is doing something unsafe. It is only through working together that zero incidents can be achieved.
Graniterock adopted the SafeStart approach in 2014 to help team members increase safety awareness at work, behind the wheel and at home.
SafeStart is a behavior-based approach that focuses on the human factors involved in the majority of incidents and injuries. States like rushing, frustration, fatigue and complacency lead to unintentional, risk-increasing errors like eyes and mind not on task, being in or moving into the line-of-fire or losing your balance, traction or grip.
This approach helps people avoid making mistakes they did not intend to make in the first place. Graniterock People are working safer by recognizing the states that can lead to one or more errors and self-triggering to avoid making an error, analyzing near misses, looking at others for risk patterns and working to develop safer working habits.