Mitigating Construction Site Hazards

A McCownGordon Construction safety standdown

Construction sites can be one of the most hazardous work environments, causing construction professions to regularly appear in the top 10 or 20 most dangerous jobs in America. Each and every day we’re working to change that. Our efforts mean McCownGordon Construction achieved 3 million hours without a loss-time injury. 

Construction site hazards and OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers construction a high hazard industry, and in response have established a thorough set of regulations those in the industry must follow. They state:

Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.

Measuring risks makes a difference

Each project we undertake gets personalized attention from our Safety Team. Safety key progress indicators (KPIs) are developed for each project and measured at a regular cadence. Their findings also integrate into our Safety and Health Management System (SHMS), a dashboard that puts vital information at our fingertips.

Through these findings, project teams understand safety expectations before running into issues. KPIs used as a proactive measure instead of an afterthought ensures projects run smoother from start to finish—they stay on budget, on schedule and free of injuries. That’s why we put emphasis on safety first every single time. 

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The importance of tracking in construction safety

By tracking these KPIs, we gain the ability to laser focus on any potential deficiencies and to put corrective measures in place to move forward in a positive way. 

If a company is not closely tracking safety KPIs and more, there’s no way of knowing what does and does not work. Giving access to easy-to-read results of those measurements brings the entire project team into the conversation. 

Many clients we work with have their own established tools for safety measurement. We can easily integrate our own safety progress indicators into theirs and make adjustments as needed, tracking the vital information from both perspectives. 

Planning the danger out of construction site hazards 

By implementing thorough planning and tracking safety KPIs, construction site safety improves across the board. As one of the safest construction companies in the industry, McCownGordon is proud of the positive impact that culture has had on our own team as well as the outcomes for our clients.

At McCownGordon, our team maintains a customer-focused mentality, allowing us to meet or exceed even your highest expectations. Dedicated to promoting integrity, performance and relationships, it’s our people and values that truly make the difference.

Our customers aren’t simply another project; they’re an extension of our team and community. Together, we don’t just build—we bring creative visions to life. From first thought to final nail, we deliver quality work to ensure our builds stand above the rest. 

We have three regional offices around the Midwest—Kansas City, Manhattan and Wichita in addition to our newest location in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Call us at 888-304-4929 or use our free online quote tool to start building today. 

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