BMWC Constructors has been named one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today magazine. The magazine recognized 16 companies for providing a safe working environment for their employees and serving as examples of companies that have achieved world-class safety status.
To be considered one of America’s Safest Companies, those selected must demonstrate: support from management and employee involvement; innovative solutions to safety challenges; injury and illness rates lower than the average for their industry; comprehensive training programs; evidence that prevention of incidents is the cornerstone of the safety process; good communication about the value of safety; and a way to substantiate the benefits of the safety process.
EHS Today Editor in Chief Sandy Smith commented on what they were looking for in finding America’s Safest Companies.
“What we’ve been hearing from experts is that in order for workplaces to achieve world-class safety, they must look beyond concepts like ‘zero injuries’ and look toward creating a culture that aligns business and safety. A lack of injuries does not translate to a world-class safety culture, and these companies understand that,” said Smith. “Safety excellence goes much deeper than that.”
Safety is a core value and is part of the culture of BMWC. The procedures and practices contribute to creating a culture of people that want to be safe every day, so they can return home to their families.
“We create a culture of caring across the company and drive home the fact that we want everyone to home safely,” President and CEO Brian Acton says.
BMWC has created a safety culture known as “Safety For Life,” which our craftspeople have accepted and embraced as part of their lives at work and at home.