WORKPLACE SAFETY IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE ON EVERY JOBSITE
Ryder Construction strives to continually improve and identify risk while creating and enforcing the programs to reduce those risks whether through a best practice, new guideline, or policy. This policy results in a successful track record of bridging the company’s safety standards, with the reality of on-site project operations further supporting and driving the message to all levels of field and project staff.
At Ryder we have maintained an impeccable record for job safety for over 38 years. Our safety record is reliant on:
- Careful planning before construction to create detailed site logistics plans and project specific manuals that ensure the safety on the job site as well as neighboring areas.
- A contractual requirement that each subcontractor prepare their own site safety manuals that coordinate with Ryder’s safety program.
- Site Supervisors that have obtained their Construction Superintendent licenses from the New York City Building Department.
- A supervisory staff that is versed in industry safety procedures including OSHA site safety training and specific New York City Building Department safety certificates.
- Daily safety meetings with the subcontractors whereby safety issues are reviewed and minutes are kept of each meeting.
- Subcontractors and laborers that are trained and certified in the safety procedures necessary to carry out their daily functions.
- A clean, well-organized environment on every site throughout the construction.
Ryder Construction is guided by our safety and health policy which is based upon the necessity to eliminate injuries, occupational illnesses and property damage, as well as to protect the public whenever and wherever the public comes into contact with the company’s work.
All management and supervisory personnel are charged with the responsibility for planning safety into each work task and for preventing the occurrence of incidents and/or controlling/actions that could lead to occupational injuries or illnesses. The ultimate success of a safety and health program depends upon the full cooperation of each individual employee. Safety will never be sacrificed for production.
Safety is an integral part of quality control, cost reduction and job efficiency. All supervisors will be held accountable for the safety performance of the employees under their supervision.
Our goal is the total elimination of accidents from our operations, allowing each employee to return home safely to his or her family.