Safety is an unwavering commitment for all of us at Feyen Zylstra. From the founders of the company to each and every employee, jobsite safety will never be compromised. The safety and well-being of our employees, our customers, and the public is our top priority.
Safety is one of our five core values. From their very first day of work at our new employee orientations, each Feyen Zylstra worker is trained in the critical importance of both a safe workplace and safe workplace procedures, and that these two components of their employment are not negotiable.
We describe our company as having a culture of safety. Our safety committee, comprised of employees from across the company, acts as a resource for information on the jobsites and works to create a cohesive corporate safety culture.
Although our safety policies and procedures are sound, we never want to become complacent. We view and review these on an ongoing basis to keep them viable and current as new products, applications, and information become available.
Evidence of Feyen Zylstra's commitment to safety are our continuously improving OSHA recordable incident rate, EMR, and our safety awards.
A Feyen Zylstra manager, safety officer, or safety committee member performs a comprehensive inspection at each site, each month.
The foreman and crew hold “Daily Huddles” on the job site, which include “Tool Box talk” discussions, safety expectations and procedures.
Our written safety policy is distributed to not only each employee, but also each customer, so that every party knows what is expected of him or her, and what the consequences are for not following that policy.
All field employees are required to carry current CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications.
Specialty safety training courses are offered and completed by employees based on the job function. These include training in working in confined spaces or on aerial platforms, and dealing with high voltage and energized circuits.
Our “Safety Pays” incentive program provides reward coupons to employees who attend training and consistently exhibit safe behaviors. These coupons may be redeemed for tools or personal protective gear.
Our “Caught in the Act” peer-to-peer program captures both positive and negative safety behaviors that are witnessed in real-time on the job site.