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Safety

Focused on Prevention

Construction can be a dangerous business. Over 20% of the work-related deaths that occur each year in the U.S. are in construction – an industry that accounts for only 6% of the total U.S. work force. Just because construction is statistically hazardous doesn’t mean that accidents are inevitable. At LCI, we have proven that accidents can be prevented through careful project planning and instilling a safety awareness mindset in our project teams.

Our first and foremost concern is the health and safety of the workers at our construction sites. Simply put, we want everyone to go home in the same condition he or she started the day. A major accident can have a devastating impact on a worker’s future livelihood and on his or her family. It’s our obligation as a company that cares to prevent this from happening.

Accidents are also expensive. Not just in terms of monetary claims but also in the negative way it impacts a company’s image. We are keenly aware that the future of our firm depends on our ability to ensure a safe job site. Many of our projects are high profile and subject to public scrutiny. No project can afford the negative stigma associated with a major accident.

Continual Innovation

LCI has a safety committee that is composed of office and field personnel that meets on a quarterly basis to discuss all phases of safety and what we need to do to improve our efforts. They are continuing looking for ways in which we can introduce safety innovation. Here is what we are doing today to improve safety awareness on all our projects.

• LCI has a corporate “Zero Injuries” initiative. The underlying philosophy behind this initiative it that all injuries can be prevented and that any injury is unacceptable.
• We enforce a zero tolerance substance abuse program.
• We have a comprehensive bonus program that rewards team members based upon their safety performance and for initiating safety improvement ideas.
• All our project superintendents have completed the OSHA 30-hour safety coursed, first aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator course.
• All our project managers, foreman and lead people have completed the OSHA 10-hour safety course and the NFPA 70E arc flash course.
• Many of our lead people have completed the 30-hour safety course.