Belt Construction, Inc. utilizes a full-time Safety Director who is responsible for the overall compliance of the safety program. Belt Construction, Inc. provides an extensive off-season annual safety training program that includes the following: OSHA 10-HOUR Certification in Construction Safety & Health, First-Aid/Bloodborne Pathogen, Adult CPR/AED, Hazard Communication/Hazmat Awareness, Confined Space Entry Requirements, Firefighting/Extinguisher Use, and Hepatitis B Vaccinations.

Belt Construction, Inc. safety statement is to strive for the highest safety standards on our projects. We will provide a safe environment in which to work with the prevention of accidents as our Number 1 goal. Work must be performed in a safe manner to eliminate injury/ illness to our employees, our customer’s employees, and the public. Our safety program has been developed to assure compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations. It is the obligation of all employees to be knowledgeable of the standards established by these agencies and to implement these guidelines on projects under their direction.

A safe operation is organized, clean, and efficient. If we all view accidents in the same way as we consider the other aspects of our operations, we will be in a better position to not only control accidents but also to improve the total performance of our company. It is therefore imperative that all aspects of the program be adhered to and the intent of the program be followed. We are serious about safety.

Safety Regulations

To build the best safety policy, we worked with our risk management advisors and loss control department, examining our policies from every angle and making improvements wherever possible. During this process, all the following areas received updates and improvements:

  • Job site inspection process
  • Fleet safety policy
  • Subcontractor agreements
  • Risk transfer program
  • Employee training manual
  • Safety incentives program

 

With these improvements, we’ve increased safety and risk management awareness among our employees, contractors, and vendors.

Safety Equipment

We’ve also added additional safety equipment to our fleet and made improvements to the equipment that we already had.

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Trench Safety Equipment

We’ve added and improved our trench safety equipment, knowing that safety in and around the trench is of utmost importance. Our current, improved trench safety equipment includes the following:

  • Manhole shields
  • Steel trench shields
  • Arch spreaders
  • Round manguards
  • Guardrails
  • Trench ladders
  • Beam and plate shoring
  • Steel sheeting and bracing
  • Mega-braces

Lasers and Optical Instruments

  •  Pipe lasers
  •  Rotating lasers
  • Theodolites
  • Line Transfer Units
  • Auto Levels

Confinement Space Safety Equipment

Much like trenches, confined construction spaces require special safety equipment and technology for the safest possible work environment. Here are some of the safety equipment types that we’ve added or improved recently:

  • Gas monitors
  • Tripods and winches
  • Gas and electric ventilators
  • Guardrails
  • Trench ladders

Pipe Testing Equipment

Finally, all pipe construction services should have excellent pipe testing equipment. We’ve made safety improvements to our pipe testing equipment, including these

  • Adjustable mandrels and deflection gauges
  • Hydrostatic test pumps
  • Joint testers
  • Pipe plugs
  • Ripcords
  • Rope reels
  • Smoke blowers
  • Test panels