How We Do It
At Tilton Pacific Construction, safety is a critical component of a quality project. That includes assuring the safety of our employees, subcontractors, clients and their employees and residents. We strive to build a “culture of safety” on all TPC projects.
Our Safety Programs meet the requirements set forth by OSHA and Cal/OSHA and exceed the eight required elements of an Injury and Illness Prevention Program in the State of California.
We continuously provide safety training and communication, coupled with a Safety Incentive Program. We reward both direct employees and our subcontractors’ workers.
Our Safety Incentive Program includes:
- Monthly Safety Quiz Training Courses
- Site-Specific Jobsite Execution Awards
- Annual Safety Excellence Awards
- Jobsite BBQs (for subcontractors that show a strong commitment to safety on a project)
We use a web-based system (Procore) to ensure that our projects are properly managed. Several key measures are used to prevent accidents/injuries, ensure compliance and reduce risk. These measures specifically correlate with our written policies and procedures and include the following:
- Project Setup Checklist
- Prework Hazard Assessment & Preconstruction Meeting
- Daily Log
- Weekly Safety Inspections & Subcontractor Coordination Meetings
- Regular Safety Audits (Environmental, Health & Safety Director)
Safety training courses are administered each month to all our field personnel through our web-based system. Online training courses typically include a training video component, written or visual material, and a test. Safety training subjects cover fall protection protocols, high-risk construction work activities, equipment training, and related safety concerns that are regularly observed on our projects. These can also include new or updated OSHA or Cal/OSHA regulations and matters related to weather.
All field personnel hold a valid First Aid/CPR/AED training certification and specialized training is provided (as necessary) for employees, based on their job description.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) training is provided to all field personnel once each year and includes a detailed overview of federal and state regulations and responsibilities of construction contractors. Several TPC employees also hold Qualified Stormwater Practitioner (QSP) Certifications from the State of California.
Tilton Pacific requires subcontractors to work in a safe manner on our projects. Prior to any work being performed, we complete a Prework Hazard Assessment to identify any potential hazards associated with a new project. We then hold a Preconstruction Meeting to educate all subcontractors working on-site. All subcontractors must also provide us with their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs and applicable Safety Data Sheets for hazardous materials associated with their work. Subcontractor safety monitoring also includes collecting and logging all “tailgate” safety meetings during the project.
We regularly enlist the help of OSHA safety consultants to help improve our site-specific safety protocols.
Each year, Tilton Pacific Construction honors a Superintendent or Project Manager who exemplifies the spirit of our Safety Program. Award recipients demonstrate quality job maintenance, follow the TPC safety protocols and go above and beyond to ensure safety all year long!
Son sets strong subcontractor expectations around safety and plans ahead so that safety concerns will not delay production. This translates to projects that are safe and compliant and he understands the importance of protecting the public from construction areas. He has great attention to detail with his job trailers being clean, set-up properly, and his paperwork is always in order and up-to-date.
Alan has set high safety expectations on his jobs. Subcontractor safety requirements were in place during all jobsite visits throughout the year. Items like hard hats, hi-vis safety attire, and critical concerns such as fall protection, have become second nature on his projects.
Scott has been on the shortlist for this award since coming to work for TPC. He supervised construction on the Bass Pro Shop in Rocklin without incident and continued controlling safety on the Audi job in Rocklin. He is now laying the groundwork for success at our new RC Willey job in Sacramento. Scott has a can-do attitude when it comes to safety and sets high safety expectations for the subcontractors working on his projects.