Safety and Health
Summit is committed to providing a safe work environment that mitigates risk to people and property. People are our most valuable resource, and at Summit every employee has the authority to stop a job when conditions or actions aren’t safe. We encourage all employees to have a questioning attitude. With the participation of all employees, Summit has maintained an Experience Modification Rating, Total Recordable Incident Rate and our Total At-Fault Vehicle Accident Rate below industry averages.
A critical first step in establishing our safety culture at Summit is to provide education on expected practices, equipment operation and use of automation. Our team of in-house safety and health professionals conducts a combination of classroom and hands-on training, with competency evaluations, before releasing employees for field work. Employees receive the following, but not limited to, safety training.
Summit Health and Safety Manual-Policies and Procedures:
- Permit Required Confined Space Entry
- Fall Protection
- Hazard Communication
- Lockout/Tag out/Tryout
- Respiratory Protection
- Personal Protective Equipment
First Aid and CPR
Behavior Based Safety Practice
Once employees understand our expectations and since most accidents are a result of unsafe actions, our ‘Behavior Based’ safety practices are ingrained into their daily lives by empowering all personnel through participation. Loaded with Human Performance Tools, each employee plays a crucial role in helping to ensure that they and their co-workers work safely and achieve our aim of eliminating all at-risk events.
Human Performance Tools
- Job Hazard Analysis
- Pre-Job Briefing
- Two Minute Rule
- Standard Operating Procedure
- Peer Check
- Post Job Review
Superintendents and Field Safety Supervisors take the lead in task quality control. And since safety is a key driver, these personnel continuously conduct ‘Job Observation’ to evaluate effectiveness, at risk behavior, and variance from standard operating procedures.