Safety, Health & Environmental
Westcon’s culture for safety, health, and the environment starts with the commitment to excellence from the president and the entire corporate management team of the company. The corporate management team leads by example, personally gets involved with all new employee training on the topic of SH&E and participates in every monthly project audit. It is the strong commitment to SH&E and the culture of the company that made Westcon a leader in SH&E among all U.S. construction-industry peers in every major industrial market. Westcon’s safety statistics and overall program are best-in-class and is recognized by the top-tier company leaders in all major U.S. industrial markets.
As a leader in SH&E, Westcon has adopted a behavior-based safety program that has a proven track-record for improving the safety culture and safety performance for the company. The program is led by the corporate SH&E director, and all SH&E leaders in the field are trained on the implementation and oversight of the program.
Westcon believes that maintaining the highest level of excellence in SH&E requires a continuous improvement philosophy and plan. Therefore, the company strives to learn and train in all areas of industrial safety. Safety training starts with the corporate SH&E director. The corporate director stays up-to-date with training on new regulations from OSHA and MSHA, participates on various industry safety councils, attends safety-related conferences and expositions, reviews and selects new and advanced industrial products for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and networks with other SH&E leaders in the industry.
A major role and responsibility for the corporate SH&E director is to provide company-wide training on any new industry standard or practice, and to ensure that the changes are properly implemented in the field and audited frequently.
Project Specific Safety, Health & Environmental Plan:
Westcon provides a project-specific SH&E plan for all major projects. This plan is based on Westcon’s comprehensive SH&E manual, and is augmented with any specific requirements from the client. It also includes site-specific requirements for safety training, site-specific emergency response, project-specific hazards and awareness training, job-safety task analysis, a project- and site-specific environmental plan, a safety meeting schedule for daily, weekly, and monthly training; and a project audit plan.
Safety, Health, & Environmental Professionals:
Westcon employs a full complement of trained SH&E professionals with a wide array of specific industrial experience for oil and gas, chemicals, refinery, mining, power, and all other major U.S. markets. Every SH&E leader for the company is trained on Westcon’s SH&E manual and the policies of the company. Other industry training and certifications are maintained for each SH&E professional including OSHA (10-hour), OSHA (30-hour), DOT training, first aid, NIOSH, MSHA, and similar industry-specific training.
Westcon’s Employee Prerequisite Minimums:
- Pre-employment background checks
- Pre-employment drug screening
- OSHA 10-hour training
- Project-specific safety training
- Employee physicals (select projects)
Westcon’s Recent Safety Statistics:
- 2007: EMR 0.77; TCIR 1.75; DART 0.64
- 2008: EMR 0.75; TCIR 2.71; DART 1.08
- 2009: EMR 0.75; TCIR 0.76; DART 0.76
- 2010: EMR 0.82; TCIR 0.93; DART 0.47
- 2011: EMR 0.81; TCIR 0.67; DART 0.00
Westcon’s Recent Safety Awards and Recognitions: