Training is essential to our safety initiatives. We recognize that we have a responsibility to provide all employees with a workplace that is free from all recognizable hazards that have the potential to cause serious harm. Training, educating and providing protection to our employees from such hazards is extremely vital to this company.
All Callanan Operation's employees receive comprehensive safety training when they join our team and continuously throughout their career with us. Training includes our own safety training, along with MSHA and OSHA courses. Operations employees are provided with all of the necessary safety equipment at no expense; this includes eye and face protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection, feet and fall protection, and any other form of protection as necessary.
The sharing of best practices is a key component that enables us to maintain our outstanding safety record. Callanan is a key participant in the Oldcastle Materials Safety Best Practice Group, organized by our parent company, Oldcastle. We recognize that sharing successes, failures, and experiences capitalizes on the synergies between companies to benefit the organization as a whole. As we benchmark each other and our industry peers, we have found that Callanan and Oldcastle Materials compare very favorably and could often be considered industry leaders.
Over the years, Callanan has transitioned from a management driven safety culture to an employee driven safety culture. We understand that the best practice only goes so far in the real world – to fully understand what it takes to work safely, it takes the full engagement of the men and women who are performing the work on a daily basis. Not only have our employees become fully engaged in safety on the jobsite, but they have taken that mindset home to their family and friends.
What is risk tolerance? Risk tolerance is an individual's or group's decision to accept a certain level of risk. There are three components to RISK – Hazard recognition, the worker's understanding of why a certain situation or activity in the workplace is a hazard, and, finally, risk tolerance. For more information, please view the below videos about risk tolerance that have been created by the safety teams of Old Castle Materials. Remember, our number ONE guiding principle is “Let's make safety our family business.”
information on Risk Tolerance & Safety