Construction Today – Durr Mechanical Construction
“Safety is a priority on any job site, but Durr Mechanical strives to go beyond what is expected. Eight years ago, the company began a job hazard analysis (JHA) program. At the beginning of each shift, site workers were required to discuss their tasks for the day and evaluate the risks, difficulties and potential hazards.
The JHA ensured that every person understood the issues and was conscious of safety. “It wasn’t apparent at first, but it is very, very effective,” Thompson says. “The men buy into it, which is a big deal. If the men don’t buy into it, you’re wasting your time.”
Workers who first saw JHA as simply more paperwork have since come around and now see it as a useful tool, Thompson adds. The results are fewer on-site accidents and better safety procedures overall.
The JHA program culminated in industry recognition in 2012 when Engineering News-Record chose Durr Mechanical as the first-ever recipient of its Best Safety Award for a PSEG power plant project the company completed in Connecticut.”
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