Our construction processes are rooted in the philosophy of “SAFETY FIRST”, which is always WCC’s number one priority. After evaluating and instituting specific safety measures dictated by the construction phase constraints, the WCC team is positioned to diligently work on achieving end-use goals through coordination and logistical decision-making.
WCC is dedicated to the concept that all workplace incidents, including occupational injuries and illnesses can be prevented. Accordingly, the company is committed to a policy of eliminating accidents that result in harm to employees, damage to equipment and/or property, or the disruption of our clients’ operations. To ensure this, a safety orientation and hazard analysis training is conducted for all new arrivals, and personal protective equipment is to be worn at all times, with no exceptions.
All potential hazards are identified at the onset of a project, and a job-specific processes and procedures manual is generated. Phase and activity specific items are reviewed during every subcontractor meeting, where we re-emphasize the importance of safety. Any safety concerns or hazards that may be present are brought up at these weekly meetings and immediately rectified. Furthermore, WCC requires that all of our subcontractors turn in a weekly safety meeting report which address specific hazards in detail. This enables us to monitor that field personnel are receiving the proper training and are adhering to the job specific safety practices. These reports are then filed at the site along with each subcontractor’s safety plan and Materials Safety and Data Sheets (MSDS). Our job-specific safety plan is available to anyone onsite and can be provided to the owner upon request.
The Corporate Zero Accident policy will be achieved through the implementation of a series of prevention-based Health, Safety, and Environmental (HS&E) programs and procedures. WCC has adopted the “best practices” found throughout the construction industry in development of our HS&E policies, in conjunction with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers’ safety inspection policies and checklists. Supplemental to this policy is habitual practice of good housekeeping. Daily removal of debris from the worksite and maintenance of material and equipment storage areas reduces the risk of tripping hazards and other related incidents having to do with accumulation of waste.
All employees are expected to comply with our Safety and Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). This program reflects the concerns for safety and a commitment to the policies outlined in the program. Substantiating this commitment is our corporate policy that mandates a drug and alcohol test immediately following all accidents whether they resulted in injury or not. To achieve these commitments to both our employees and subcontractors, WCC will make available the necessary resources for equipment, training, incentives, and promotions.