OSHA COMPLIANCE & SAFETY CULTURE

June is officially Safety Month, a time to focus on safety consciousness and its application in the real world. In construction and renovation, exposure to injury is ever present, requiring a rigorous and ongoing mindset to prevent the heartbreak and financial cost of serious accidents.

We implement a program of full OSHA compliance, safety seminars and job site safety inspections, as required by law. The images of our recent work on the Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, in Harvard Square illustrate the precautions our master carpenters take while restoring some technically challenging curved windows on the roof of a round, slate covered tower a good distance above the pavement. Their safety equipment is, of course, OSHA compliant.

What isn’t  shown in this picture is S+H’s company culture of real-world safety procedures that we practice, complementing OSHA rules. For example:

  • Our team will purposefully establish a safe and deliberate pace appropriate for the task at hand.

  • When we change tasks, our team will discuss and agree on what comes next, and how it will be accomplished.

  • Every team member is accountable for the safety of all.

  • We schedule breaks, to recharge and to revisit our plan of action.

June is Safety Month, but in fact, safety is our obsession twelve months a year. 

Church restoration Cambridge, MA.
Church restoration Cambridge, MA.
Compliant fall protection.
Compliant fall protection.