Every Month is Safety Month
Every month is a "Safety Month" at WPC, but the month of April brings with it several important reminders about just how crucial jobsite safety is. Safety is everyone's responsibility, and it is an integral part of day to day operations at Winter Park Construction. In addition to the national safety regulations mandated and monitored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, WPC has established an enhanced protocol for all of our jobsites. All WPC employees are cultured to take an active interest in safety program participation and extensively trained to look for, record and correct all unsafe conditions.
Safety on Jobsites - 2021 STEP Silver Training Evaluation Process
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. ABC develops programs, initiatives, and campaigns to help their members to work safely and to do so ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work and live. WPC is a proud, long-standing member of ABC and considers the safety of our employees, jobsites, and communities to be of the highest importance. ABC's Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) has evolved into a world-class safety management system that improves safety performance and measures safety processes and policies on 25 key safety components. Every year thousands of construction companies, apply for this coveted award. In recognition of the efforts of the WPC team, WPC has earned a 2021 SILVER level STEP accreditation. Congratulations to the WPC family!
April Is National Safe Digging Month
National Safe Digging Month serves as a reminder to all people who excavate or dig to call 811, at least 72 hours before digging, to have the approximate location of their utility lines marked. This process helps prevent injuries, property damage, and inconvenient utility outages.
The Common Ground Alliance is a member-driven association with approximately 1,400 members representing utility and energy companies, professional excavators, emergency-response agencies, and railroads. The CGA is committed to raising the public’s awareness of underground safety. Through various programs, such as National Safe Digging Month, the CGA’s primary goal is to reduce damages and near misses to the underground infrastructure of pipelines, conduits, wires, and cables. Designating April as National Safe Digging Month is just one way to raise awareness. If you would like to know more about 811 or CGA, visit www.call811.com or www.commongroundalliance.com.
National Work Zone Awareness Week 2021
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) 2021 is scheduled for April 26-30. This year’s theme is Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives. National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign encouraging safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.