Safety is our first and most important value and we accept no compromises in protecting employees and customers from danger.
We think safety first in all that we do and accept no compromises for our employees’ and customers’ protection from danger.
Our approach to safety comprises three complementary components:
Process safety – Understanding the hazards in our working environments
Safety programs – Well defined processes for minimizing the opportunity for accidents
Behavioral safety – Inspiring a culture of safe working and mutual protection
One major advantage of our self-perform execution model is that we can take direct responsibility for the safety education of our employees, and the daily commitment to a safe working environment. At Zachry, safety goes beyond simply ensuring compliance with safe working practices - it is a daily commitment that we make as leaders, as team members and as individuals, to work safely and watch out for one another.
Below are three examples of how we seek to reinforce safety as a daily, personal commitment – our employee expectations card; the winning video from a recent internal safety contest; and some of the questions from a recent safety quiz.
Employee Expectations Card
Our internal safety program that recognizes job sites with outstanding safety performance, achieved through collaborative implementation of best safety practices, and the individuals that play a leading role in supporting that performance.
Zachry is an active participant in OHSA’s VPP (Voluntary Protection Program). This recognizes work sites that have implemented effective safety and health management systems, and that maintain injury and illness rates well below the national averages for their industries.
John B. Zachry
Chief Executive Officer
and Chairman of the Board
One of the most visible signs of our commitment to safety is that our Safety Leadership Council is chaired by our CEO, John Zachry.