How Kiewit’s safety culture is revolutionizing their job site

May 2, 2018

When the safety of a worker comes first, it’s no surprise Kiewit is making a difference in helping bring workers home safely at the end of the day.

With KPH Turcot, Kiewit is currently rebuilding four interchanges on some of Montreal’s largest highways, a gigantic project that has been deemed a “mega site.” The job site is enormous, spanning seven kilometers from east to west, and three kilometers from north to south. And the number of construction workers is a staggering 1,000 people.

A safety culture to be proud of

In the past, safety wasn’t as important as it is now and people were taking safety risks because they assumed it was part of the job. But Kiewit understands that the impact of someone getting hurt goes beyond just one worker. It also impacts the workers around them and impacts their family too.

This is why there are so many important safety regulations on the Kiewit job site that workers are required to follow. Part of this is ensuring that workers are provided with the right personal protective equipment they need to stay safe. Marc Easter is the health and safety manager on site who works closely with each worker to make sure they are making safe choices and using their head before their hands.

Kiewit does its best to understand the risks, eliminate the risks and then let workers do the job – working safely together and thinking before they act. The workers on site are proud to work for a company that values worker safety – providing them with the right safety equipment to do a job safely.

The bottom line is that nobody should ever come to work and put themselves in danger while on the job.

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