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Safety

At RG Construction safety comes first. Our safety program was developed with input from all of our stakeholders and has the full commitment of management. Our program is constantly being monitored to ensure that we stay ahead of OSHA standards. We are always looking for a better and safer way to perform our work.

As a self-insured employer we are committed to making sure our employees have both the equipment and skills to perform their jobs in the safest manner possible. Our goal is to eliminate both near misses and incidents/injuries to our employees and others who are in proximity to us.

Safety Training

Our safety program starts before an employee even steps foot on the job. During the initial employee hiring orientation our employees are required to watch our company safety video, which we produced to specifically address the critical safety requirements for our scopes of work. We believe showing our actual employees performing our work in the proper way is the best method to educate our employees on how to perform their work safely. Our safety video was produced in both English and Spanish to ensure we accommodate our diverse work force.

Safety training doesn’t stop after an employee’s initial orientation. Prior to a project starting our project team develops a Site Specific Safety Plan for each project including a detailed Job Hazard Analysis for each scope of work being performed. This safety plan is then used by the superintendent and site foreman as the starting point to communicate the safety requirements to our onsite employees. We also conduct weekly toolbox talks for all employees on the job, which are led by our foreman. Likewise our foreman and field superintendents use our safety video as a refresher before we perform certain scopes of work, as well as for retraining should one of our employees not be performing their job properly.

We work closely with our outside safety consultant, Innovative Risk Management, who monthly performs random jobsite inspections to ensure that our employees are following through on the safety training they have received, as well as serve as a constant resource to our employees as unique situations come up where we need to identify what is the best way to perform our work in a safe manner. We also use both our safety consultant and our other key vendors to provide needed certification training to our employees for such things as scaffolding, boom lifts, rigging, etc.

Finally, we periodically hold safety seminars for all foreman and key-men as a refresher on what they have learned previously and what new safety procedures we have developed for our scopes of work. The best part of these seminars is the interaction that takes place between our employees as they share lessons learned in the field during the different instructor lead sections.

Injury Prevention

Despite all our efforts, occasionally an incident/injury does occur. In those instances RG is ready to respond to get that injured employee back to work as quickly as possible. We have a comprehensive return to work program and have developed a best in class team of professionals to manage every aspect of any injury. Likewise, when an incident/injury occurs we also identify the root cause of the incident to determine why it happened and how to prevent it from happening in the future. That information is then shared throughout the company as a refresher for all employees.

Safety Stats

  2016 2015 2014 2013
EMR 0.63 0.81 0.86 0.87
Recordable Incident Rate 0.77 0.81 2.79 1.00
Recordable Lost Time 0.77 0.27 1.95 1.00

Safety Program

Overview
RG Safety Program & Manual

Injury Reports
Employee Injury Reporting (English)
Employee Injury Reporting (Spanish)
Foreman Injury Investigation Report

If injury occurs, immediately call
1-800-775-5866

Injury Reporting Procedure

Urgent Care Centers
Metro-Chicago Area
Greater Peoria Area

Agreements
Scaffolding Hold Harmless Agreement

SDS Sheets
Glass Mat Faced Gypsum Panels
GPAPER FACED GYPSUM PANELS
GOLD BOND FIRE-SHIELD SHAFTLINER
GOLD BOND E XP SHAFTLINER
GOLD BOND E XP SHEATHING
GOLD BOND E XP TILE BACKER
GOLD BOND GYPSUM BOARD EXTERIOR
GOLD BOND GYPSUM BOARD PRODUCTS
GOLD BOND HI IMPACT XP GYPSUM BOARD
GOLD BOND MISC GYPSUM PRODUCTS
GOLD BOND SHAFTLINER
GOLD BOND SOUNDBREAK XP GYPSUM BOARD
GOLD BOND BRAND XP GYPSUM BOARD
GYPSUM BOARD PAPER AND JOINT TAPE
HI ABUSE BRAND XP GYPSUM BOARD

SDS Sheets
MULTI FLEX TAPE
PERMABASE BRAND CEMENT BOARD PRODUCTS
PROFORM BRAND FIBERGLASS MESH TAPE

Safety Videos