Establishing A Comprehensive Safety/Damage Prevention Culture

Damage Prevention And Safety
By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | January 2014, Vol. 69 No. 1
Jim O’Neil, president and CEO of Quanta Services, addresses the attendees of Quanta’s annual Risk and Safety Conference.

“Safety programs can be written and in place, but if they are not alive, they are just something on a shelf,” Yancey said. “Our continuing processes are to make safety as simple and possible for all employees, not to damage equipment or facilities and to prevent people from getting hurt.”

A measure of any program is results and Yancey said Quanta’s Total Injury and Illness Rate decline each year and remains significantly below the industry average.

“Quanta Services is dedicated to building on this achievement by continuously improving our safety practices and policies,” he concluded.

Safety Leadership

Along with other dedicated organizations, Quanta Services safety efforts extend beyond its own company.

Quanta, along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), other electrical construction contractors, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), National Association of Electrical Contractors (NECA), and Edison Electric Institute (EEI), formed the Electrical Transmission and Distribution Partnership. The organization’s goal is to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities in the industry through implementation of best practices and collaborative training programs.

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