Precast of Maine has a clear commitment to safety. What is the most valuable resource we have? Our employees. Over the years, we have learned the best way to provide quality product to our customers, is to make sure the whole process from order to delivery/pick up is completed in a safe manner.
Concrete work can be dangerous. All Precast of Maine employees are trained in safe working practices, supported in making safe working decisions and encouraged to share safe working ideas with their manager. We all have different jobs to do, but we are a team that bands together to create customer satisfaction. At the end of each working day, it is our goal that each member of our team goes home safely to their family and friends.
Safety is first priority. First priority, you ask? Yes. Deadlines are very important too, however, just one injury could make it very difficult to meet a deadline. So, how do we prevent injuries? Here are five examples.
1. All Precast of Maine employees have a Safety Orientation. Employees are issued PPE, and trained in the proper use of that PPE. “Team Leaders” demonstrate proper tool use, hand grip and stance to all new employees. New employees are monitored to ensure they have learned and continually use best practices while working.
2. Ergonomics for each position is important. We understand the strain that repetitive motion and overextending can produce to the body. We encourage our team to set their work spaces and work tools up ergonomically, so they can work in an effective and efficient manner. We have invested in lifted work stations and lifting gear that enable employees with better maneuverability.
3. On a monthly basis, we focus on a safety, health or wellbeing topic – issuing weekly safety talks pertaining to that topic.
4. Every work morning, our production staff stretches. This is a great practice for safety, health and wellbeing.
5. Every work morning the production schedule is discussed before work begins. This is an opportunity for employees to discuss any safety issues they may foresee, and to bring up any near miss instances that may have happened the day before. Near misses are openly discussed to prevent future accidents.