Maintaining a safe work environment and creating a culture of safety is the most highly stressed aspect of the company’s management. We hold an annual mandatory, companywide safety meeting in the spring of each year, as well as other training seminars during the year.
Each employee is trained to recognize the hazards likely to be encountered in the roofing/ construction environment. All of our regular employees have completed the OSHA 10-hour course, each foreman conducts a weekly toolbox talk and all employees are individually provided with the personal protective equipment necessary for them to work safely. Newly hired employees are not allowed on any jobsite without first receiving safety training.
Formal Safety Program
The company has developed a comprehensive safety and drug-testing program, and conducts regular safety training for its employees, including daylong companywide training sessions as well as weekly toolbox talks. Our foremen and most of our employees have completed first-aid training, and the foremen are responsible for the safety of their individual jobsites. For clients requiring specialized training, we conduct workshops to comply with those requirements. For more information regarding our safety program, call us for a copy.
Since its beginning, Jim Giese Commercial Roofing has maintained a workers’ compensation experience modification rate of less than one (the industry average). The company maintains a written safety program modeled on information from the NRCA Safety Manual and the NRCA Roofing Safety Resource CD. General contractors and owners can be provided a supplemental site-specific safety plan and/or emergency action plan upon request.
We were one of three finalists in the specialty contractor category for the Master Builders of Iowa/IOSHA Outstanding Safety Achievesafety-awards.jpgment Award in 2007. Our field employees are members of the Congress of Independent Unions (CIU), certified as bargaining agents for our field employees by the U.S. Department of Labor in 1986.