Date: August 1, 2018
Safety is a fundamental part of Aristeo’s culture and we pride ourselves on being an industry leader when it comes to the health and safety of all employees, customers, subcontractors, and visitors on our job sites. Indeed, the motto of our corporate safety program, “Be a Safety Leader,” embodies our proactive approach to safety and encourages all employees to be safety advocates. However, we are always looking for new ways to enhance our safety program and are excited to announce the implementation of a new safety certification throughout the company—the first whole scale implementation of its kind across our competitor base.
This new certification, called Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, targets first line construction supervisors, such as superintendents, foremen, project managers, and other leadership staff. While all members of our team are required to complete OSHA 30 training, this new certification tackles safety from a different approach: instead of the what, it targets the how, with an emphasis on safety leadership behaviors that directly influence positive outcomes.
This certification prepares our team to take an even more proactive role in implementing safety policies and programs, ensuring compliance via proper communication, training, coordination across work groups, and management of emergency preparedness and hazard control with a focus on real world scenarios. STSC certification has strict education and experience requirements for applicants to even be able to apply, ensuring those certified truly understand the role of safety in construction and the importance of taking proactive measures to drive positive results.
To date, Aristeo has approximately 30% of our eligible workforce in the certification process, with more planned in the coming months. We firmly believe that there can never be too much of a focus on safety, and certifying all front line supervisors and managers will help ensure that Aristeo remains a leader in the industry when it comes to our safety culture.