Safety Policy Statement

Commercial Wallboard Systems, Inc.

It is the policy of Commercial Wallboard Systems, Inc. that the safety of our employees is the number one priority. Accident Prevention shall be considered of primary importance in all phases of operations and administration. It is our intent to always maintain effective standards that will help guard against injuries and illnesses on the job.

Ownership and management are committed to providing employees with the best training and equipment possible to help insure their safety as well as the safety of others working around them. All employees are encouraged to express their concerns or suggestions in order to help promote safe work practices and conditions.

Ownership & Management Commitment to Safety

To meet our commitment to safety, ownership and management will:

  • Establish and implement comprehensive safety polices and procedures.
  • Promote a positive attitude towards accident prevention.
  • Establish and insist upon safe work practices and work conditions.
  • Provide appropriate supervision and monitor employee conformance.
  • Conduct monthly “Train the Trainer” safety classes for all project foremen, followed up with weekly jobsite safety meetings for all field employees.
  • Conduct pre-construction jobsite inspections to identify and abate potential safety hazards prior to starting work.
  • Identify and provide the necessary “Safety Equipment” for each project.

Premier Risk & Management – Our Committed “Partner in Safety”

Premier Risk Management is a Phoenix-based safety training and risk management firm that specializes in the construction field. The safety training that Premier Risk Management has provided us throughout the past 15-plus years has been an invaluable tool in creating a better educated and safer workforce for our company. In addition to the training, Premier Risk Management performs all of our “pre-construction” and “work in progress” safety inspections on all of our jobsites. The written Safety Policies & Procedures that Premier Risk Management developed for our company have led to a reduction in injuries to our workers and have created a much safer work environment for all of our employees.

Monthly Safety Meetings

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Once a month every Commercial Wallboard Systems’ foreman is required to attend a two-hour training session held at our home business office. The purpose of the monthly training sessions is to educate and train our site foremen so they in turn can conduct our weekly Job Site “Tool Box” meetings for all of our field personnel.

Safety Topics Covered

Some of the topics discussed are:

Scaffolding
Scissor & Boom Lifts
Fall Protection
Injury Protocol
Site Management
Electrical Safety
Lock-out Tag-out
Fire Prevention

Basic First Aid
Hand & Power Tools
Powder Actuated Tools
Personnel Protective Equipment
Welding & Cutting
Preventing Heat Stress
Substance Abuse

Monthly Safety Meeting Conclusion

At the conclusion of each training session. each foreman must take and pass a written exam. Failing the exam is not an option. All instruction is provided by Premier Risk Management instructors.

Weekly Toolbox Meetings

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Each week all Commercial Wallboard Systems’ field employees are required to attend a weekly ‘Tool Box” safety meeting. These meetings are held at each Commercial Wallboard Systems· job site and are conducted by the project foreman. Each safety meeting typically covers two separate subjects and runs approximately 1 S to 20 minutes in length.

Safety Topics Covered

Some of the topics discussed include:

Scaffolding
Scissor & Boom Lifts
Fall Protection
Injury Protocol
Site Management
Electrical Safety
Lock-out Tag-out
Fire Prevention

Basic First Aid
Hand & Power Tools
Powder Actuated Tools
Personnel Protective Equipment
Welding & Cutting
Preventing Heat Stress
Substance Abuse

Weekly Job Site Safety Meeting Conclusion

All employees are required to sign an attendance sheet upon the conclusion of the meeting.

Job Site Inspections

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Premier Risk Management provides two levels of inspections for Commercial Wallboard Systems. The initial inspection on a new project is referred to as a “Pre-Construction” Safety Inspection. Once the project is underway, all additional inspections are considered as “Work in Progress” Safety Inspections.

Pre-Construction Safety Inspections

Prior to the start of each new project. Premier Risk Management conducts an onsite “pre-construction” inspection for safety in order to identify and abate any potential hazards that could impact our employees. These job site inspections are coordinated through Commercial Wallboard Systems and the general contractor and are attended by our project foremen and general superintendent. These inspections have become a very effective tool in our ongoing efforts to provide a safe work environment for all of our employees. The reports generated from these inspections help to educate our crews as to what the existing site conditions are like; while also highlighting any unusual activity or condition that may pose a safety hazard to our employees.

Work in Progress Safety Inspections

Each active project is inspected by a Premier Risk Management safety officer on a routine basis throughout the duration of the project. All of these work-in-progress inspections are performed on an “unannounced” basis. The reports generated from these inspections provide us with an unbiased analysis of the actual site conditions and the performance of our employees as it relates to safety and health issues on the job site.