Swinerton Builders Colorado: March 05, 2012
Swinerton Builders Colorado Receives Blue Level AGC/OSHA CHASE Partnership Status
Swinerton Builders Colorado has become a Blue Level participant in the AGC/OSHA CHASE partnership, which recognizes contractors who demonstrate the highest safety standards and practices used in the industry.
The goal of the partnership between the Associated General Contractors of America and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is to improve workplace safety among contractors and reduce illnesses, injuries and fatalities on construction sites.
The program's Blue level status is the highest a contractor can achieve. To qualify, applicants must meet a number of requirements, including:
- Implement a comprehensive written safety and health program
- Provide evidence of employee training and involvement in all levels of the safety program
- Implement and maintain a substance abuse program
- Maintain a total case injury/illness incidence rate that is 10 percent less than the national rate for the company's industry
In return for committing to such high safety standards, members of the AGC/OSHA CHASE Partnership receive certain incentives in exchange for their increased commitment to safety. Swinerton, for example, will not receive another programmed inspection for the next year in the state of Colorado thanks to its participation in the program.
Swinerton's participation in the program not only helps distinguish the company from its competition, but also makes the company one of the nation's safest general contractors. Whether in the office or on the job site, Swinerton is dedicated to creating an accident-free work environment for its employees, subcontractors, clients, and the public, whose daily lives put them in contact with Swinerton's work. Each day Swinerton lives up to its slogan "Make Safety a Habit... Your Family Needs You," building confidence, trust, and peace of mind.
About Swinerton: The Swinerton Family of Companies provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the Western United States and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton has been building Colorado since 1942 and is devoted to the region proudly leading with integrity, passion and excellence. For more information on Swinerton, visit their blog SwinertonBuildsTomorrow, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn.